Here is some info for my non-Canadian friends to understand the video below. In Canada we have an elected House of Commons and an appointed Senate. Senators are appointed for life. It used to be jokingly called a retirement package for Liberals who often formed the government and hence appointed senators. For years people have been arguing about whether we need a Senate at all, whether it should be elected or left as is.
The Conservative (aka Tory) party purported to support an elected Senate. Funny enough now that the Tories are in power and the prime minister gets to appoint senators, his feelings have changed. Stephen Harper, our PM, is a scary guy and his appointees apparently reflect his anti-democratic autocratic high handed manner. Bill C-311, referred to below, is the Climate Change Accountability Act.
I want my Canada back, you know, the democratic progressive rational one?