We don’t believe an unelected body should in anyway be blocking an elected body. We are looking for the opportunity to elect senators, but if at some point it becomes clear some senators are not going to be elected, the government will name senators to ensure that the elected will of the House of Commons and the people of Canada is reflected in the Senate.
- Stephen Harper
Related: Bill defeated by unelected Tories.
[via, Aaron Wherry - Maclean's]