One of Canada's strengths is that it is a decentralized federation
Some support an elected Senate as a means to diminish the influence of the premiers, strengthen federal institutions and policies and recentralize one of the most decentralized federations
in the world.
The discussion above implies that if there exist other externalities between countries, in addition to those attributable to the environment, then the federal level in a decentralized federation
may lack the proper policy instruments to fully internalize these other inefficiencies.
Now we have a prime minister from western Canada who, philosophically, feels comfortable with a looser, more decentralized federation
In a 2005 paper, the Royal Society of Canada said: "Put simply--no doubt too simply--we have had a continuing tug of war between a vision of a more decentralized federation
(in which provincial autonomy is intact but with less commitment to national sharing), and more centralization (in which the federal government develops and determines national norms and redistributes income).
Ireton also forms part oflan Gentle's discussion of the various "Agreements of the People," in which he illustrates how this key Leveller text changed between 1647-49, moving from calls for enfranchisement and political realism to a "quixotic vision of a radically libertarian England, a decentralized federation
of the localities" (174).