Abolish or reform? Saskatoon Morning looks at the senate
Guest host Dan Kerslake hears different perspectives on the future of the senate
Premier Brad Wall wants the senate abolished. Saskatoon Morning reflects on the future of the upper chamber, now that a motion to abolish the senate has been approved in the Saskatchewan legislature.
John Courtney, senior policy fellow Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, says abolishing the senate would be a difficult enterprise given the complexities of constitutional law in Canada.
Vicki Dutton lives in Paynton Saskatchewan. She has been advocating for reform of the senate for many years. She worries about a lack of regional representation overseeing the House of Commons, if the senate were abolished.