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Newfoundland vs. Senate reform

Another argument for provincial consent

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Newfoundland filed its factum with the Supreme Court in regards to the Senate reference yesterday. You can read that factum in its entirety here.

In short, Newfoundland argues that legislating both term limits and elections for senators requires the approval of seven provinces representing 50% of the population, while abolishing the Senate would require unanimous approval of the provinces.