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milnews.ca said:.... but I wrestle with the issue of democracy being what it is re: majority rule while living in a part of the world with nowhere near enough voters (even if they do all turn out) to make huge differences or call enough attention to the area.
And that is where a reformed senate would be a worthy addition. A couple of days ago I suggested that maybe Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal should be declared their own provinces with their own Senate representation and their own taxing powers. Maybe there is a way to divide and conquer and serve real needs. Split Quebec and Ontario (and BC) along Urban / Rural lines and give the various societies their own champions in the national debate. Redefine Regionalism.
Of course Queen's Park and l'Assemblee Nationale will squawk ..... but think what it would do to McGuinty-Miller. It might also necessitate a new Ontario Parliament as Queen's Park is clearly the Toronto Parliament.
Peterborough's a pretty nice place, although Wawa might be more central.