Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Senate adopted our Conservative government's 11 tough new rules governing Senate travel and expenses proposed by Conservative senators.
Our government is focused on delivering meaningful reform to the Senate—including elections, term limits and tough spending oversight.
Canadians understand that our Senate, as it stands today, must either change or, like the old upper houses of our provinces, vanish.
While we are bringing tougher accountability measures for Senate expenses, the leader of the Liberal Party has come out as the champion of the status quo, demanding that the Senate remain unelected and unaccountable, because it is an advantage for Quebec.
The Liberal leader is once again trying to pit Canadians against each other. He also said that those who spoke only one official language were lazy, which is unacceptable.
We said we would fix the Senate’s rules governing travel and expenses, and we delivered.