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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Senate Reform suddenly back on the agenda

Well, what do you know? Afraid that the Liberals will continue to stack the unelected Senate with their cronies if they manage to wrest power early next year, Prime Minister Harper is looking to try and keep some form of balance in the Senate by appointing up to 18 Conservatives. (the Liberals will retain their majority in the Senate if this occurs, 58 vs. 38, but will prevent them from getting a super majority)

I'm sure some Liberals will be willing to talk about Senate Reform now. It will be interesting to see if they do what I predicted they might do, and have these new Senators resign as new ones are elected.

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7 Comments:

  • At Thu Dec 11, 04:57:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What does it say about a country when we need a chamber of SOBER second-thought. What the heck are our parliamentarians doing with their first thought?!?!?!?!

    Mike Wisniewski

     
  • At Fri Dec 12, 03:46:00 PM EST, Blogger Robert said…

    Ummmm ... doesn't this go exactly opposite of the point? If Harper really wanted senate reform, why wouldn't he use these 18 seats as the first to be elected rather than stacking them with his own 'cronies'.

     
  • At Fri Dec 12, 04:17:00 PM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Ummmm... wouldn't it, like, be impossible for anyone to get those seats filled via elections once the Liberals had filled them with THEIR cronies? (if they managed to steal 24 Sussex, that is)

     
  • At Fri Dec 12, 07:31:00 PM EST, Blogger West Coast Teddi said…

    Will somebody please ask Jack Layton if he would support the "separatist coalition" when PM Puffin Iggy fills the Senate with his own cronies and "Little Lizzy don't get know seat"

     
  • At Mon Dec 15, 12:27:00 AM EST, Anonymous Jesse Dangerously said…

    It's pretty despicable of him to try and stuff the enchilada like that, considering that this time two years ago he was making bold (empty) claims that senate seats might be elected positions by "the next general election".

    So it's okay for him to betray the principles he sets out, just as long as he beats the Liberals to it? What a stand-up character.

     
  • At Tue Dec 16, 02:59:00 PM EST, Anonymous Tim G said…

    This is one of the rare issues where I'd have to support Harper (who is far too left wing for my tastes). He has been begging the provinces to elect senators and they have been dragging their feet. He can't force them.

     
  • At Fri Dec 19, 10:32:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good point Tim. Not that it would be mentioned in the media , but PMSH hasn't "betrayed his principals". Anyone paying attention would know that the Senate Reform bill introduced by the CPC government, passed in the House, is now stalled in the ...guess what..Liberal dominated senated.

     

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