A key component to a true democratic government is oversight.
A Senate or Upper House will play a crucial role in the new government model. The primary role of the Senate will be to ensure that the members elected to the CG follow the rules and ensure the Bill of Rights is never violated. The AAIM option plan proposes that the Senate consist of one (1) Senator per two hundred fifty thousand resident Albertans.
Albertans who run for a Senate seat must;
1. Be more than 45 years of age,
2. Own property in Alberta,
3. Live in Alberta for more than 10 years,
4. Reside in the province / state more than 7 months of a calendar year,
5. Have lived in the riding for which the person will run for more than 3 years,
6. Have no record of felony offence's,
7. Speak, read and write in English.
The selection of which Albertans will sit as a Senator will be done in the same way that all elected members ae picked.
Senators will sit for a term of 5 years. If a Senator wants to run for a second term, the Senator will register their intention with the Director of Elections.
If the Senator is not challenged, a second term will commence.
If the Senator is challenged, a campaign may commence for a period of 4 weeks, followed by a vote.
Senate elections will be held during the mid term of the CG.
Senators may not sit for more than 3 terms,
A Senator can be recalled by the constituency via a plebiscite vote of 60% or more.
Members of the Senate will have many responsibilities to ensure that the Lower House works in accordance to the limits of the authority allowed by the people.
Primary responsibilities will be to;
1. Protect the Bill of Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities,
2. Review, pass or reject new legislation,
3. Investigate any form of alleged corruption within the Lower House or the Court,
4. Oversee the Shareholder dividend is paid without interference of the government, courts, business or services,
5. Form oversight committees to monitor and approve the provincial / state security and intelligence operations, budget and leadership.
6. Form a justice committee to ensure the law the Board pass are within the confines of the people rights and that do not have a negative impact on the economy or the freedoms of the people.