Feds ask Supreme Court to fast-track Senate questions

The federal government has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to fast-track its request for a decisive opinion on whether Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s plan to limit Senate terms and establish a nominee election system for Senate appointments without provincial consent is constitutional.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured addressing Conservative MPs and Senators at a recent national caucus meeting on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 2:48 PM

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