Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Senate is not going anywhere soon

The blogsphere is all atwitter about the latest alliance between the NDP and the Conservatives to abolish the Senate. It all sounds very important.

The biggest line of bull I have heard is the NDP motion will pass the House because of the NDP and the Conservatives will join forces together and then the Liberals will be embarrassed because the Liberal dominated Senate will vote against it.

Nice theory but it is wrong!!!

The Senate only considers Bills that have been passed by the House of Commons. What the NDP is proposing is a non-binding motion delivered on its Opposition Day. It will never see the inside of the Senate Chamber regardless of its fate in The House.

When Stephen Harper tables an actual Bill to abolish the Senate then we can all worry but that will not happen because he has stated that his preferred choice is to retain it and have the Senators elected.

So calm the f*** down. Like all of these motions it will be a one day story and then disappear.

1 Comments:

Blogger Lizt. said...

I cannot for anything figure out why Layton is doing this..if he had any brains, he would know it takes opening of the Constitution, for anything to happen. I hope he does not think of this, as that will be the worst fears to come for us all. Harper would just love this, as he could do anything he wanted with a Majority. Layton will make sure of it. I can't see why Layton did not figure this out....it is very dangerous...no one to check what the government does.

November 06, 2007 6:57 PM  

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