National unity issues began boiling across the country in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Many Canadians began to view our national institutions as inefficient and ineffective, and no longer representing the issues and concerns of Canadians throughout the country. Most Canadians agreed that the Senate of Canada was one of those institutions that needed reform.
Become a Senator was an Action Plan developed by Dennis and several young, passionate Canadians from across the country. The Plan was simple and do-able, and it was developed based on the most recent constitutional and political analyses of the time.