Andrew Swan says he likes the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that says Ottawa cannot act without the provinces, although he would have welcomed a lower threshold than all 10 jurisdictions having to agree.
Swan says there is a growing sense across the country that the Senate should be abolished — and he feels governments should listen.
Swan says he believes Manitoba can be "very persuasive" and there doesn't seem to be any province currently putting up a strong defence of the Senate.
Manitoba's NDP government has consistently said it wants the upper house scrapped.
Swan suggests the $92 million spent every year on the Senate could be better spent elsewhere.
He says two of Manitoba's six Senate seats are vacant, and no one has noticed.