It looks like Justin Trudeau's Senate gambit has paid off — at least if you base 'success' on public opinion.
On Wednesday, the Liberal leader announced that he had released all Liberal senators from the party's national caucus.
"The Senate is broken, and needs to be fixed," he told reporters, unveiling his plan for the red chamber.
"At the same time, Canadians do not want to re-open the Constitution. They don’t want a long, rancorous, and likely pointless debate with the provinces that would distract us from focusing on more important problems. I have come to believe that the Senate must be non-partisan."
According to a new Angus Reid poll, a significant number of Canadians think his idea is a good one.
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"Justin Trudeau’s surprise move to expel Liberal senators from his caucus shows 53 per cent of respondents either strongly or somewhat approve of the decision, while nearly one-third (31%) are still digesting the news and don’t know how they feel about it. Less than one-fifth (16%)