Yay! The Saskatchewan government is looking to hold elections for vacant senate seats. But note the typical comment from a Liberal senator:
"Not quite as political"? "Unencumbered"? You were appointed by Chretien in 2002! How's that not political? Insenaty now!
However, there are many who believe Senate elections are a bad idea. Liberal Senator Pana Merchant says elections will politicize an institution that's supposed to be above that.
"The Senate now is a house of conversation, of serious second look at legislation that comes to us unencumbered by political restraints," she said. "Not quite as political, I would say, as the House of Commons."