Mr. Speaker, it seems that the Liberal member has Senate appointment envy.
The Conservative Party has appointed outstanding Canadians to the Senate. Because they happen to be Conservative does not make them unqualified to be in the Senate, unlike what the Liberal member is suggesting. The Liberal Party has in the past appointed members to the Senate and to cabinet in order for them to run in the next federal election.
If those members were serious about democratic reform, they would support our Senate reform agenda.