NDP cites premier’s ever-changing Senate

Responding to last week's editorial, MLA John Horgan says the NDP has offered examples of the premier's different positions on the Senate.

Editor:

I was glad to read your piece (NDP doing good Opposition work on Senate issue, Dec. 31) which agrees with the New Democrat position on abolishing the Senate. We have been pressing Premier Clark to take a consistent position on senate reform since before she was premier.

I’m at a loss, however, to understand how Mr. Harding can credibly claim that we didn’t provide any examples of the ever-changing stance of the premier. In the same release that he quoted from, we cited 10 different positions the premier or her key ministers have floated since January 2011, including three different positions over two days. She’s called for caps on senators from other provinces, constitutional amendments, elected senators in varying degrees and finally decided to punt the whole mess to the Supreme Court.

The release we distributed Dec. 4 can be seen here: bit.ly/19ESbST.

MLA John Horgan

New Democrat Opposition House Leader