Wall’s effort to kill Senate gets no traction

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Above: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she wants the federal government to take the lead on any movement to reform or abolish the Senate.

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. – Saskatchewan premier’s efforts to get his provincial and territorial counterparts to support his call for Senate abolition fell flat Friday at a premier’s summit, despite the expense scandal that’s engulfed Ottawa.

Brad Wall, a vocal opponent of the upper house, made his case before the Council of the Federation meeting wrapped up, but there was no further discussion on the matter.

“Different premiers are at different spots in respect to their view on the Senate,” he said during a break in the meeting.

There are more pressing issues, including the economy and health care, Wall said. “Frankly, disasters are happening that are far more important.”

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, who hosted the event, isn’t in favour of abolishing the Senate, unlike her predecessor…

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