With public approval of the Senate at a low, more and more Canadians are floating the idea of abolishing the institution completely.
As lawyer Edward Prutschi explains, this would be easier said than done.
He explains that unanimous parliamentary approval would be required from every legislature across the country to accomplish this, then the Constitution would have to be amended.
Smaller provinces may be reluctant to go along, he notes, because the Senate allows them to wield more power than they usually do in the legislative process.
What role would a referendum play in the abolition process? Would reforming the Senate be a wiser move?
We talk about all the complex steps that would be involved in this drastic and unprecedented move.
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