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British Columbia and the 7/50 club

A third province argues unanimity is not necessary to abolish the Senate


 

Late last week, British Columbia added its factum to the Senate reference pile at the Supreme Court.

For those of you scoring at home, BC joins the majority who argue Parliament can’t unilaterally legislate term limits or consultative elections, but it joins Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia in arguing that the 7/50 formula is sufficient to abolish the Senate.

The BC government also notes that a provincial referendum is necessary before the legislature can consider an amendment to the constitution.


 

British Columbia and the 7/50 club

  1. “BC joins the majority who argue …, but it joins Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia…”

    I think this needs a revision…

    • Yes.. Almost looks like 4 provinces are of the same mind instead of three.

  2. They only said that 7/50 is needed to abolish because that’s what Stephen Harper told Christy Clarke that’s what he wanted.

  3. Disappointing move from Christy Clark -I can’t see how this is in BC’s best interest. (She just cancelled the fall sitting- another disappointing move )

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