Premier Stephen McNeil says he isn't interested in giving up Nova Scotia's historic share of Senate seats as part of possible reforms.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday he won't be appointing any more Senators in an effort to force provinces to
discuss reforms to the chamber or to consider abolishing it.

McNeil says he's open to a conversation about reforming the Senate, but it must be on the condition that any changes follow the spirit of what was intended when the Senate was established.

He says smaller provinces must continue to have the same voice it currently has in the Upper Chamber.