Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to table a petition signed by 104 Canadian residents, mainly from the city of Moose Jaw, but also from the city of Regina.
What these people are calling for is that the Senate of Canada be abolished. The reason they are asking for that is because the Senate costs the Canadian taxpayers some $50 million a year. They say that it is undemocratic and unaccountable. They also say that it is not elected and it is therefore not proper to have a Senate as part of our modern democracy.
On behalf of these 104 citizens, reflecting 104 senators, I table a petition to abolish the Senate.