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Senate pages staff the doors to the Red Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Senate pages staff the doors to the Red Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
(Dave Chan For The Globe and Mail)

Partisan Conservative senators helping to rush elections bill through

Now is just the time for some sober second thought. But the Senate of Canada doesn’t seem up to the job.

The government is rushing its elections bill through the House of Commons, over the objections of opposition parties, who are loudly screaming that Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are trying to rig the system for the 2015 vote. There’s a situation that calls for checks and balances, for someone to slow things down.