NDP PROMISE TO WORK WITH PROVINCES TO ABOLISH THE SENATE
Oct 15, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Campaigning in late party leader Jack Layton’s Toronto riding, Jagmeet Singh says following through on the New Democrats long standing pledge to do away with the Senate would give Canadians better representation.
”The reality is the Senate doesn’t represent people. They’re political appointed positions that represent the parties,” said Singh, who adds they’re more interested in being the ”mouthpiece” for the parties that appoint them.
As prime minister, Justin Trudeau introduced reforms to make the upper chamber more independent, but critics say it’s still a partisan body.
Meanwhile, Singh was walking back talk about potential coalitions amid speculation next Monday’s vote could result in a minority government.
He also repeated the NDP would not work with a Conservative government and Tory Leader Andrew Scheer is confident he won’t have to deal with such a scenario.
”We’re going to get a majority government … my job in the next six days is go to get that majority government and that’s exactly what I’m going to do,” added Scheer who’s spending the day in Quebec.