April 3, 1998 (36th Parliament, 1st Session)


Diane Ablonczy


Mrs. Diane Ablonczy (Calgary—Nose Hill, Ref.)

Madam Speaker, I will follow up on the issue raised by my colleague. The member rightly points out that there are some very fine, dedicated and capable people serving in the Senate. We could all wish they were more democratically chosen but that does not necessarily reflect on their abilities. That is a good point.
However we have a different problem. We have an issue that lies at the heart of democracy. In a democracy it is the people who rule. When decisions are made with respect to spending their money, shaping their future and ordering their lives, should it not be the people through their elected representatives who bring those measures forward? If we are to endorse a situation where the other place—

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985
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