I would love to see the senate abolished. However, despite the fact that the Bloc favor the senate’s abolition, Quebec is showing every sign that it is willing to use the issue to hold the rest of the country to ransom. I believe I speak for most “western” Canadians in saying that if Quebec thinks they can extract special concessions in return of abolishing an “ineffective” institution they are 1) sadly mistaken and 2) they can go fuck themselves. As for NDP's Musclair, if he wants to see the NDP loose every seat West of Winnipeg, save Vancouver East, he should keep on musing how Quebec should be guaranteed 25% of the seats in the House of Commons in return for abolishing the senate.
However that is not the worst of it. I am afraid with the help of a soulless Liberal party the Conservatives may succeed in reforming the senate. That would be the worst of all possible words.