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Let’s talk about abolishing the Senate

The NDP attempts to win House approval for the end of the red chamber

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The New Democrats have decided to go with their first of their three aforementioned options and the House will spend tomorrow debating whether to abolish the Senate. Presumably the motion will be defeated—with the Conservatives and Liberals voting against—but the discussion might prove interesting, especially insofar as someone will, presumably, have to defend the Senate’s existence.

The NDP has, in the past, attempted to defund the Senate.