Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff laid out some broad Senate reform ideas Sunday, including term limits and a curb on the prime minister's ability to stack the Upper House with his own picks.
... More specifically, Ignatieff proposed a 12-year term limit on Senate positions and an arms-length committee tasked with vetting candidates.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Iggy's Senate reforms
According to CTV News:
Amazing! The only time a Liberal would ever suggest curbing the PM's ability to "stack the Upper House" is when a Conservative is in power and threatening to gain a majority there. And twelve year terms? Don't the Consrvatives favour 8 year limits?
And this was the result of an accompanying poll earlier in the day (
Oddly it's disappeared from sight and has been replaced with one unrelated to this topic. I wonder why?Now here.):