Saturday, May 01, 2010

The end of senate reform?

William Thorsell's piece on the Senate in the Globe and Mail today should mark the collapse of senate reform as an idea anyone takes seriously anymore. [Link now fixed -- thank you, Mark.] That is, senate reform remains alive as a political objective, by a kind of inertial drive accumulated over all the years of Triple-E agitation. But surely no thoughtful Canadian should still take senate "reform" -- an elected, powerful upper house -- seriously as an idea about making Canadian government better.

Update, May 3: Janet Ajzenstat has a very different point of view.
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