The National Post revealed Monday that Canada’s esteemed upper chamber has printed a children’s book. The 24-page story describes a forest of squabbling animals and a council of “Wise Owls,” and breaks down the fundamentals of parliamentary democracy into easy-to-digest animal anecdotes. This is possibly the first time a story about animals in the forest has included the words “parliament,” “council” and “senate.”
Senators told the Post that the book, which they’re calling a “brochure,” will be available at a few spots on Parliament Hill and also for senators to take along with them on school visits. Acknowledging that some might be critical of the Senate’s favourable depiction of itself, Liberal Senator Mobina Jaffer said Canadians might offer suggestions on how to improve the story (see the original, here).
With that in mind, here is a suggestion of a new draft: