A Canadian Election Primer

The details change. The characters change. But the issues remain the same.

Clear The Track

The popular feeling against the second chamber plan continued to grow, and received new impetus from time to time from the frivolous, dishonest or partizan conduct of the Dominion Senate. Those provinces that still retained Legislative Councils began to see in the success of Ontario with a single chamber that they were enduring an unnecessary expense. As to the Senate, the popular view was and is that it must either be abolished or made elective.

J.W. Bengough cartoon: Clear The Track

Their usefulness being gone, these second chamber old ladies will have to

Published in the Grip, September 13th,1879.