May 19, 2024
Canadian history is filled with examples of governments who took power in the face of a Senate filled with hostile representatives of the rival party. But with very few exceptions (such as the 1990 example cited above), the Senate was generally subservient to the will of the House of Commons.

How a Trudeau-appointed Senate could blockade a future Poilievre government

The 105-seat Senate is now almost entirely appointed by Trudeau

No matter how decisive the Conservative mandate in the next election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quietly retains the unique power to severely obstruct the Tory agenda for years to come.
In fact, Trudeau may have already set in motion a scenario that could plunge Canada into an unending series of constitutional crises at the first sign of a new Tory government attempting to reverse the carbon tax, bail reform, the Online Streaming Act or any of the other signature Liberal policies of the last nine years.

And it’s all thanks to the Senate.

No matter how decisive the Conservative mandate in the next election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quietly retains the unique power to severely obstruct the Tory agenda for years to come.
In fact, Trudeau may have already set in motion a scenario that could plunge Canada into an unending series of constitutional crises at the first sign of a new Tory government attempting to reverse the carbon tax, bail reform, the Online Streaming Act or any of the other signature Liberal policies of the last nine years.

And it’s all thanks to the Senate.

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Jack’s Note: We could always stop paying them if they pulled that stunt. 

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