I have coined the term "insenaty" to describe politicians who agree that the Senate needs reforming but will come up with any reason not to reform it.
Former Liberal leader, Stephane Dion is no exception.
"In fact, the situation could be even worse in Canada than in the United States, as we do not have a constitutional mechanism to solve disagreements between two elected chambers claiming the same legitimacy to speak for the people," Dion said.
Um, excuse me? So what's the current procedure, professor, because it seems you forgot? If the Senate defeats a bill from the House, that's it. It's done. And that's the point! The bill obviously doesn't satisfy enough regions of the country.
"Bill C-7, in allowing Parliament to unilaterally reform the Senate, is truly a constitutional Trojan horse," Dion said.
Anything would be better than our current 'appointment for life' system. This whole "Trojan horse" argument is fear mongering. Why not open the constitution for just senate reform? Ooh, the big bad Quebec separatists are gonna be mad! I say screw 'em.
It's ridiculous that New Brunswick has 10 senators and BC and Alberta each have 6. It makes no sense whatsoever and to accept the status quo is just stupid.