Slaying the Senate

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  • Think Mr. Harper had as part of his platform that he would reform the Senate? He had 8 years and it’s worse than ever. Suspended senators, receiving salary after Writ is thrown, is final insult. How can we have a Constitution that no longer serves us but rather strangles us? Surely a referendum or an amendment or something can be adopted? We have a country full of constitutional lawyers who should be tasked
    to find a way. In closing, I will miss your regular columns which are always well researched and definitely provocative.

    Jea | August 2, 2015 | Reply

  • Bill, I will miss receiving your views on a regular,basis..I certainly find them thought provoking and informative..You bring great talent to your newly appointed position; Bon Chance…On the subject of the Senate of,Canada and the current status/situation and the various political leaders ‘stated ‘ positions regarding it, all I can do is harken back to S.Harper’s stated position prior to becoming P.Minister and measure that,against his subsequent action/inaction and find myself unable to do other than dismiss all that will be said over the next political circus season.

    bob mackenzie | August 1, 2015 | Reply

  • When you say abolition would require the unanimous agreement of all the Provinces what you really mean is the unanimous agreement of all the Premiers. Do these 10 Just Men and Women really speak for 35 million citizens? If a National Referendum were to be held on this issue it is likely that the result might be quite different.
    In closing I wish you well in your new role and continue to look forward to your articles, no matter how infrequent – they are some of the most engaging and thoughtful commentaries published in this newspaper. Thank you.

    Nicholas Carson | July 31, 2015 | Reply

    • Thanks Nick

      Bill | August 1, 2015 | Reply