No more stalling, no more holding up legislation in the hopes that it'll die at the end of a Parliamentary Session or due to an election.
Now the Liberals in Parliament will have a hard time voting for legislation they don't like, because they can't use their cronies in the Red Chamber to gut and kill it anymore.
Yes, Harper and the Tories want to reform the Senate so that it'll be elected, at least.
But it's not their fault that they can't. The other guys won't cooperate.
So the other guys can't dis Harper for appointing Senators to fill vacancies.
Besides, doing so will put an end to the undemocratic stranglehold the Liberals have on the Senate, a stranglehold which has been used mostly for the purpose of undemocratically blocking bills passed by the Elected Representatives of the People.
Now that the Senate won't be used by Liberals to render Parliamentary work for naught, then Parliament will now be able to actually work, what with legislation becoming law, finally!
So it's the Liberals' fault mostly that "Parliament doesn't work".
But that's over now.
I like how the TorStar's Susan Delacourt says the Red Chamber is on its way to becoming the Blue Chamber. Wonder if that means the red carpeting will be replaced with blue carpeting in that place. Hell, how about tossing the carpet and just going with hardwood flooring? Everybody's doing it today. Carpeting is soooo old hat!
(Note for any confused Americans, the red and the blue is the other way around up here. Up here, blue means conservative and red means socialist. And orange means really-totally-crazy-socialist. Green means, well, green, as in enviro-fruits-and-nuts. Light blue means Quebec separatist commie bastards, ie. the commie-led Bloc.)