Thursday, June 21, 2007

Be Careful What You Wish For

The Tories are going to spend the summer campaigning for Senate reform. How would you like to be trapped at that BBQ, eh? "Er, sorry, I have a dentist's appointment, got to run." Is there no one in the Conservative Party who thinks this agitating for Senate Reform might just be a bad idea? The government is going through hell right now trying to change the equalization formula, and that is with an unelected and largely politically weak Senate. Now, imagine the same scenario playing out with an elected Senate, with legitimacy equal to the Commons (if they go all the way) and equal representation from each province. I would think it would give some members of the CPC some pause to consider the consequences of giving the "have not" provinces the keys to the cash drawer. Apparently not.
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