“We may not be able to abolish the Senate by constitutional amendment, but we can cut off its blood supply,” he told The Globe.First off, I'm glad someone from the NDP has finally admitted that abolishing the senate through constitutional reform is a fraud policy doomed to fail.
“We might not be able to get rid of it,” the veteran Winnipeg MP said, “but we don’t have to fund it.”(link)
Admitting that a constitutional amendment is no-go was a tactical mistake by the honorable MP that he may learn to regret.
Secondly, this isn't that bad of an idea for the Tories. So long as the senate refuses to pass reform legislation we can say "fine, we'll cut the taps off."
I can just see the howls of righteous indignation from the Right Honorable (And Unaccountable) Richard Neufeld.
What will the likes of Mr Neufel do? Appeal to the Canadian people?
What will he say?
"The Tories are forcing us into poverty through their hurtful cutbacks to our $100K+ salaries..."
Somehow I think the argument won't get much traction.