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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pulling the rug out from under the Liberals

So much for the Liberals getting the Monday morning news cycle out of their conference this weekend... the Tories are about to reintroduce their Senate reform bill in the Senate tomorrow.
Conservatives poised to reintroduce Senate reform
By Tobi Cohen, Canwest News Service
March 28, 2010 6:00 PM

OTTAWA — The Conservatives are set to reintroduce a Senate-reform bill Monday that would limit the number of years a Senator can serve in the upper chamber.

A senior government official confirmed the plan Sunday but wouldn’t say whether the single eight-year term proposed last May — the last time the bill was tabled in the Senate — remains the magic number.

“As you know, Canadians have consistently and overwhelmingly stated they want Senate reform,” the source said.

“We will be introducing legislation to modernize the Senate by limiting the terms of Senators.”

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5 Comments:

  • At Sun Mar 28, 08:46:00 PM EDT, Blogger David Thomson said…

    Lets do it!!

     
  • At Sun Mar 28, 09:01:00 PM EDT, Blogger Spin Assassin said…

    YES! Go Offence!

     
  • At Sun Mar 28, 10:09:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can think of another Liberal headline from this weekend:
    "Ignatieff Liberals want to export Canadian trained students- says all Canadians should leave Canada and work in other countries"

    He is promoting brain drain? Like him, I guess - the Canadian taxpayer paid for his education and then he applied it to the benefit of England and the USA for 30 years. How did anything this guy did for 36 yers away contribute to the country?

    How is THAT big idea going to solve the shortage of skilled workers in Canada?

    It is not even logical.

     
  • At Mon Mar 29, 02:41:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If the term limit was sat at 8 years, 29 Liberals, 13 conservative and 4 independent senators would have their noses pulled out of this public trough. I think the prospect of having an additional 37 Conservatives appointed, even the Liberals would opt to go with some format that would allow Senators to be elected. That's what I call pressure for change.

     
  • At Mon Mar 29, 08:48:00 PM EDT, Anonymous gimbol said…

    This is good.

    Senate reform being tabled and then the PMO letting it be known that the conservatives are going to campaign next election on the elimination of that odious $1.95 chretien vote subsidy.

     

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