Mr. Speaker, I would like to revisit a statement made by our Prime Minister: “I, on the other hand, support Senate reform. If it is done properly, a restructured and revitalized upper chamber can given Albertans a voice in the governance of Canada. If elected Liberal leader, I pledge to work for a Senate that is elected, that has legislative powers of its own and contains strong representation from all regions of Canada”.
These are the words and promises of our Prime Minister spoken at the Liberal leadership convention on June 23, 1990. It would appear the Prime Minister has forgotten his pledge to work for an elected, representative Senate. Fortunately we in the official opposition are delighted to assist the Prime Minister in honouring his promise.