Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Trois-Rivières for his question, because he identified something very important, that is, the excessive growth of the Prime Minister's powers, for which there are no checks and balances in the Canadian system.
The Prime Minister appoints the judges to the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Superior Court, he appoints senators, ambassadors and consuls general. He appoints lieutenant governors, and there are no checks and balances. He also appoints returning officers.
We have a quasi imperial, almost presidential system, but without the checks and balances inherent in pure presidential systems, such as the one they have in the United States.
This is a serious flaw. It shows how dismal the situation in Parliament and in federal political life has become in Canada.