Conservative Senator Hugh Segal revives his proposal of a referendum on Senate abolition.
Segal envisions one simple referendum question: “Do you think the Senate should be abolished? Yes or No.” “That would have a clarity and an impact and a weight in our political discussions that none of the other discussions to date have had.”
Senator Segal floated this idea a year and a half ago.
In this case, he thinks a referendum should be conducted before the Supreme Court returns with its response to the Harper government’s questions about Senate reform and abolition.