Monday, November 26, 2007

Ontario and Quebec vow to fight federal plans to change Commons, Senate

It's clear the federal Conservative Bill C-22 discriminates unfairly against Ontario, providing Canada's largest province with far less representation than it deserves, compared to British Columbia and Alberta, let alone the other provinces. This issue has been getting decent press over the last couple of weeks, most notably the war of words between Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and federal House Leader Peter Van Loan, who hails from the York-Simcoe riding in Ontario.

Now today this story from Canadian Press:

"The premiers of Canada's two largest provinces vowed Monday to keep fighting the federal government's plans to change the makeup of the House of Commons and reform the Senate, and called for a first ministers' meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to resolve the disputes."

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