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.”