Liberals look to fill Senate

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Editor: Premier Robert Ghiz is using the Supreme Court of Canada decision to delay appointments to the Senate in hope Justin Trudeau and the Liberals win the next federal election and fill the Senate with more Liberals. I support abolishing the Senate.

P.E.I. has four MPs and four senators, yet we have the lowest PISA scores in Canada and the lowest weekly wages in Canada.

P.E.I. can’t have any less MPs then we have senators. If we can delay appointing senators we can cut the number of MPs for P.E.I.  

The Ghiz government changed the provincial Election Act to maintain the two-party system and is now delaying the provincial election. Nobody can tell Islanders the Liberals are better than the Conservatives. The Liberals are in power yet two out of three new jobs are low wage ones.

Joe Ghiz and Brian Mulroney gave us the Meech Lake and Charlottetown accords. Former senator Eugene Forsey told Canadians the Meech Lake Accord wasn’t worth the paper it is written on. This is another example of politicians trying to change the constitution. I opposed both the Meech Lake and Charlottetown accords.

Sixty-two per cent of P.E.I.’s GDP comes from government spending so if we start unloading some of the lame ducks we have as politicians, businesses on P.E.I. would be more competitive and we wouldn’t be a have-not province.  

Robert Ghiz wants to delay appointments of the Senate and delay the provincial election. It brings into question why we need 27 MLAs, four MPs and four senators.  

John W.A. Curtis,


Organizations: Supreme Court of Canada, Conservatives

Geographic location: P.E.I., Canada, Meech Lake Charlottetown

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