In the past, the CTF has taken the position of ‘elect or abolish’ the Canadian Senate, however CTF supporters have recently changed their tune.
“You’ve currently got Senators under investigation by the RCMP for allegedly filling their pockets with taxpayer cash.
“You’ve got unelected Senators gutting legislation passed by the democratically elected House. And until Harper finally appointed enough Conservatives to form a majority, you had unelected opposition Senators blocking the elected government’s legislation,” said CTF Federal Director Gregory Thomas.
“It’s outrageous, in the 21st century, that unelected Senators are able to get away with these things.”
“Senate reform has largely been a failure,” said Thomas.
“It’s time to let Canadians decide whether they even think the Senate is worth keeping anymore.”
“With two years until the next election, we’ve got the perfect opportunity to have a national debate followed by a national referendum on abolishing the Senate,” continued Thomas.
“If a majority of Canadians