Here are the particulars:
- We keep both a senate and a parliament but populate them differently.
- Proportional representation is done by filling sets via selecting from election participants based on the percentage of votes in each riding.
- We keep our current model intact as it is.
- Proportionally elected representatives reside in Parliament.
- Traditionally elected representatives reside in Senate.
- Both houses are repopulated as a result of each national election.
- For example, if party X won 10% of the national vote they'd fill 10% of the seats. They must fill those seats based on which candidates in party X won the highest percentage of votes in their own ridings.
- This implies that our current model of government is better than the senate. We can replace the patronage fossils in the senate with the results from our current election model.
I know what you are thinking. How can not have already done this if such a simple and easy solution exists? Well, it would remove a lot of power from special interest groups.
Nobody likes to let go of power, do they.