Mr. Speaker, this government has made it very clear that we favour reforming the Senate, including having elected senators. That is something I have named whenever I have had the opportunity.
It is interesting to see that the NDP leader's position is that the provinces should abolish the Senate, except he knows full well the provinces are not going to abolish the Senate.
I do not know why he would not be honest with the Canadian people. If the Senate is going to exist, which it is, why would he not take the position of the NDP Premier of Manitoba, who said, “If there is going to be a Senate of Canada, I agree that future senators should be chosen through an election process”.