The Calgary Congress

Public Record

The Calgary Congress

The Calgary Congress public assembly in Calgary, Alta., September 30, 2006.

Calgary Congress co-chairs Danielle Smith and Link Byfield introduce speeches concerning major constitutional challenges facing Canada in the 21st century. This assembly session focuses on the legitimacy of the Canadian Senate and the election of senators.

Vincent Pouliot (Montreal entrepreneur and lawyer) discusses the intended role of the Canadian Senate, as outlined in the Canadian Constitution. Bert Brown (business consultant)
explains why he believes the Senate should be elected by the public rather than by Canadian premiers.

Later, Mr. Pouiliot, Mr. Brown, and Betty Unger (former Canadian Alliance candidate) answer questions from assembly attendees. Andy Crooks (chair of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation) moderates the questions.