Time to abolish the Senate
Re: Harper proving NDP’s case (NewsLeader, Feb. 13)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been pressing ahead with legislation to implement a nine-year, non-renewable term limit on senators.
A term appointment would ensure a snappy turnover of Senate seats. These vacancies would allow a PM to fill them with people of the right political stripe.
The proposal for term appointments of senators is a blatant ploy by the Prime Minister’s Office to gain full control over the Senate.
So rather than bear the cost of a neutered Senate, we should simply abolish the upper chamber.
At least we have the option of voting out the scoundrels in the House of Commons.