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Plurality of Canadians want Senate “reformed”, not abolished.

At least, according to this Nanos poll:

The survey asked Canadians what they would like to see done with the Senate. Respondents were overwhelmingly against the status quo, with 49 per cent supporting reform of the Senate and 41 per cent preferring it be abolished. Just six per cent said leave it as is, while four per cent were unsure.

The random survey of 1,000 Canadians was conducted between June 8 and 11..Participants in the survey were randomly recruited by telephone and administered a survey online. The margin of error for a random survey of 1,000 Canadians is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

That says 2 things:

1) The NDP position of abolition is not in the majority (at least, not in this poll)

2) Leaving as is isn’t acceptable either – and I hope Justin Trudeau and the LPC take note. Saying you’d prefer to reform it by appointing higher-quality people isn’t going to cut it, I’m afraid.



1 comment to Plurality of Canadians want Senate “reformed”, not abolished.

  • This poll seems to be supported by the Forum Research data that you talked about in your post from May 27. I’m hopeful JT will take note, and also to hear from Stéphane Dion on the matter soon enough.

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