The PM said a refusal by the Senate to pass Bill S-4 -- which would no longer allow senators to keep their seats until they are 75 -- would send a message to Canadians. "It would indicate the Senate could not participate in this reform and there would be political repercussions," he said. Liberal Sen. Jim Munson quickly took issue with the remark.
"There are critics that believe you would like nothing better than to fight an election on the backs of the Senate," he said. "Don't give me the opportunity," Harper responded.
Oh how I do enjoy a good round of verbal terpsichory.