12/04/2013 02:45 EST | Updated 02/03/2014 05:59 EST

Canada Senate Reform: BC NDP Leader Joins Calls For Abolition

VICTORIA - British Columbia New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix is calling for the abolition of Canada's Senate.

Dix says he will introduce a motion in the B.C. legislature in February to get rid of the Senate and he'll ask for support from the Liberal government.

Dix told a Vancouver news conference he wants B.C. to join Saskatchewan and Manitoba in support of Senate abolition.

He says the ongoing Senate scandals have turned the upper chamber into an object of national ridicule and it's time to get rid of the upper house Senate.

Dix says Premier Christy Clark should support what he's calling the NDP's principled stand and vote to get rid of the Senate rather than repeatedly change positions on support for Senate reforms.

New Democrat House Leader John Horgan called the Senate a trash heap of undemocratic appointments.

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