But in this case, it seems to be appropriate.
Next Friday — April 25 — the Supreme Court of Canada will offer a 'historic' opinion to the Harper government's reference about what it would take to reform or abolish the Senate.
Canada's highest court is expected to answer the following questions put to it by the Harper government in a legal 'factum' filed last year:
- Can Parliament enact term limits on senators so they serve eight or nine years rather than having a job for life?
- Can Parliament set in place a democratic vote to recommend names to the prime minister for the Senate?
- Can the provinces hold a democratic vote of their own to recommend names to the prime minister for the Senate.
- Can the Parliament remove antiquated property ownership requirements for Senators?
- Can the Parliament abolish the Senate without the unanimous consent of the provinces?
The so-called reference was heard in November, where the HarperRead More »from Ruling from Supreme Court on Senate reform (or abolishment) coming next week