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UPDATED - Government makes case for unilateral Senate reform in Supreme Court filing

Hot off the presses and courtesy of the office of newly minted Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre, this 70-plus page filing -- which outlines, among other things, the arguments that the government will make to support its contention that unanimous provincial consent would not be required to abolish it outright -- will doubtless make for juicy summer reading for beach-bound constitutional wonks:

SCC 35203 - Factum - Attorney General of Canada 

UPDATE: As a bonus round for those who find themselves still peckish for byzantine legal arguments after perusing the above, here's the government's response to Quebec's challenge to a previous attempt to rejig the Red Chamber via federal legislation -- specifically, C-7, which would have set up a system to allow for provincially-run Senate elections, as well as impose a ten year term on those chosen to fill those seats:

Quebec Court of Appeal Factum 

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