Letters: NDP is only trying to win more votes

The Constitution requires seven provinces with a majority of the population to support the idea.

Editor, The News:

Re: Abolition (Guest view, June 19).

Your recent editorial hinting that the NDP’s proposal that the Senate should be abolished is a good thing suggests that people need to think before supporting such an absurd proposal.

First, the suggestion from the Supreme Court that a unanimous vote of all provincial legislatures would be necessary is only an opinion.

The Constitution requires seven provinces with a majority of the population to support the idea, along with the majority of both the House and the Senate.

The likelihood that the Senate would vote in favor of abolishing itself is highly unlikely.

The NDP is only using Canadian’s universal dislike for the Senate to win votes in the next election.

The Liberal Party officially is against changes in the Senate, so this is a way for the NDP to strip votes from Liberals, especially in the MP-rich provinces of Quebec and Ontario, who believe there may be a chance to finally rid ourselves of the Senate to finally gain power.

I hope Canadian voters are smart enough to see through this disgusting plan.

Graham Mowatt

Maple Ridge


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