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Time for an elected Senate

Re: "PM could reopen old constitutional wounds with Senate reforms, experts say," (The Hill Times, May 23, p. 1). There are a couple of factual inaccuracies in this report. It stated that no province other than Alberta had indicated a willingness to go along with the scheme to permit provinces to hold elections for Senators (as was proposed in Bill S-8 during the last session of Parliament). This is not the case. The B.C. Liberal Party has a standing policy on the books to bring in legislation to allow for the election of Senators, and nearly all of those who ran in the B.C. leadership race, including current Premier Christy Clark, pledged their support for the policy. Moreover, so too has the Saskatchewan government as far back as 2008.

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Time for an elected Senate

Re: "PM could reopen old constitutional wounds with Senate reforms, experts say," (The Hill Times, May 23, p. 1). There are a couple of factual inaccuracies in this report. It stated that no province other than Alberta had indicated a willingness to go along with the scheme to permit provinces to hold elections for Senators (as was proposed in Bill S-8 during the last session of Parliament). This is not the case. The B.C. Liberal Party has a standing policy on the books to bring in legislation to allow for the election of Senators, and nearly all of those who ran in the B.C. leadership race, including current Premier Christy Clark, pledged their support for the policy. Moreover, so too has the Saskatchewan government as far back as 2008.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE