In the past, the CTF has taken the po­si­tion of ‘elect or abol­ish’ the Cana­dian Se­nate, how­ever CTF sup­port­ers have re­cently changed their tune.

The Southwest Booster - - OPINION -

“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

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