The Senate had called for this to happen within 18 months, but the Trudeau government wants it in two years.
MPs are calling for a thorough debate on the proposed changes.
“I don’t forgive her,” the Indigenous services minister said.
Her last few years in the Senate had been mired in controversy.
Ottawa has until Feb. 26.
It now goes to the Senate, where it has just one week before the Dec. 18 deadline.
He is the former chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Some of her peers asked if anything else could be done beyond a “symbolic gesture.”
An independent evaluator said former senator Don Meredith’s years in office generated a "crisis" in the Senate.
Former senator Don Meredith resigned in 2017 after his sexual relationship with a teenager became public.