Editorial: Senate reform up to senators

Given that the Supreme Court has ruled the federal government cannot make fundamental changes to the Senate without constitutional reform and the co-operation of the provinces, the prospects for abolition or major reform are microscopic.

But meaningful Senate reform can take place from within, and recommendations released by a Senate committee this week show the Red Chamber could be headed in that direction. It’s a hopeful sign, but senators still have a long way to go in convincing Canadians that the Senate can be a meaningful and useful institution.

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