Personally, I'd say the Senate deserves, not an apology, but rather the finger. Better yet, abolition or at least triple-E reform.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives are appealing to the Senate to kill a private member's bill that quietly passed the House of Commons last week over the minority government's objections. The bill, initiated by Liberal MP Dan McTeague, would allow parents to contribute up to $5,000 annually for each child to a Registered Education Savings Plan --_ and deduct the amount from their income taxes.
The Tories warn the costly idea could push the country's books back into deficit. The RESP program is estimated to cost as much as $2 billion per year -- more than the razor-thin surplus projected for next year by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.
"I'm hoping to talk to the senators and that they will use common sense, as they're quite capable of doing,'' Ted Menzies, Flaherty's parliamentary secretary, said last week.
Seems that the Senate may seek revenge against Harper for his rightful criticism of that unelected, unaccountable, Liberal-dominated Upper Chamber. Better to ask the Governor General for an election than to let the Liberal-dominated Senate pass a Liberal bill that would likely plunge Canada back into deficit.
It's bad enough that the Liberals and the other Leftists passed this expensive bill, but we also have the unelected, unaccountable, Liberal-dominated Senate holding the power to decide whether to plunge Canada into deficit by passing it ther. This is unacceptable.
It's being discussed (just saw that on the CTV news, Craig Oliver) that Harper could go to Rideau Hall to ask the Governor General to call an election over the issue.