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Government tables Senate reform bill
|Last Edited||Monsieur Jun 21, 2011 12:02pm|
|Author||CTV.ca News Staff|
|News Date||Tuesday, June 21, 2011 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||The government has introduced Senate reform legislation in the House of Commons, making good on one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's long-time political promises. |
The Senate Reform Act, which sets out a nine-year term limit for Senators as well as a means for voters to have a say in their appointment, was tabled in the House of Commons Tuesday morning.
"After receiving a strong mandate from Canadians, our Government is taking action on our commitment to make the Senate more democratic, accountable, and representative of Canadians," Minister of State (Democratic Reform) Tim Uppal said in a statement released Tuesday.