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Manitoba vs. Senate reform

The Manitoba government files its factum

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Manitoba’s NDP government has filed its factum with the Supreme Court in regards to the Harper government’s reference on reforming the Senate. You can view that factum here or below. In short, Manitoba believes Parliament can’t unilaterally impose senatorial term limits or elections and that it would require unanimous consent of the provinces to abolish the Senate.

Here are the Harper government’s factums for both the Supreme Court and Quebec Court of Appeal references. Last week, Paul posted a number of filings from both cases including the Quebec government’s factum.

Separately, the Manitoba government reiterated its desire to see the Senate abolished.