Senate Term Limits

Outgoing Harper Senator Expresses Doubts On Reform Plans

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada

UPDATE: Senator Vim Kochhar would like it known that he would have supported the government's Senate reform plans. He believes, however, that cert...

Stephen Harper and the Perils of Senate Reform

Hassan Arif | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

There is good reason why most prime ministers avoid Senate reform: it is contentious and divisive. A reformed Senate could provide a check on the Prime Minister's Office, though there is also the potential for gridlock with feuding houses, something seen in the United States system of divided government.

Senate Term Limits, Elections Coming Soon

The Globe and Mail | Posted 07.30.2011 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives will introduce legislation in June that will bring about the most important changes to the Senate since Confederation, just weeks af...