Elected Senators and terms of eight years.
That was the plan Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced recently as another step in the Conservative government’s plan to make the federal government more accountable.
Even if passed by the House of Commons when introduced this fall, the bill will still need approval from the Senate itself.
That’s something Palliser Member of Parliament, Dave Batters, says could cause problems.
Batters says there has been resistance from some of the Liberal Senators, but he hopes they realize this is a positive step for democracy in Canada.
He adds that the plan is to make the government more accountable and prevents "friends" of the government from being appointed to cushy positions in the Senate.