Majority sides with Supreme Court ruling on Senate reform, not Prime Minister’s Office

A majority of Canadians sides with a recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling that Canada’s Constitution would prevent the federal government from unilateral reforms to the Senate, over Prime Minster Stephen Harper’s position that Parliament should be able to impose a form of Senate elections and new term limits on its own, a Forum Research poll has found.

The Forum Research survey found 52 per cent of voting-age Canadians agreed that major changes to the Senate can only take place if seven provinces, including half of the country’s population, agree. The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Monday, May 5, 2014 9:11 PM

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