BC NDP wants Senate gone
Adrian Dix, leader of the BC NDP. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS FILE PHOTO)
The BC New Democrats will take aim at the Senate Monday by introducing a motion to abolish the federal body following months of controversy related to expenses.
Intergovernmental Affairs Critic Bruce Ralston said the NDP has opposed the Senate for some time, but the recent expense scandal sparked the motion.
“It’s a motion whose time has come,” Ralston said. “There’s a growing view of Canadians that given what’s gone on in Ottawa with the conduct of some senators that it’s time to seriously consider getting rid of it once and for all.”
Ralston said the motion will also force the issue and reveal the stance of Premier Christy Clark.
The motion will make British Columbia the third province to introduce such a motion in its provincial legislature.