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Ottawa hints at abolishing Senate if reform doesn’t pass

Kenney says government is willing to consider “dramatic” changes


Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says Stephen Harper could choose a more confrontational path if senators don’t come around to Conservative proposals to reform the upper chamber. The Harper government has advocated imposing term limits on senators and subjecting them to elections, and is expected to put forward a bill to reform the Senate this week. However, senators, even those appointed by Harper, have expressed reservations about the proposed changes. With the spat between the federal government and senators taking place in full public view, Kenney is now reminding senators “we are prepared to entertain more dramatic options.”

The Globe and Mail

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