I was once in favour of a reformed senate but the debates over it on babble had the (no doubt unintended) effect of making me in favour of the status quo Senate. I think I may be the only one in Canada. :oops: But they do good research, research that's legitimated in a way that the work of public interest groups, House of Commons Committees or government departments can't be. This has allowed the Senate to occasionally take pretty ballsy stands, on things like marijuana for example. At the same time, they're sufficiently powerless to stop good legislation from being passed, although - as we saw with gay marriage - they'll do what they can to delay it. Overall, it seems best just to leave things alone with the Senate and concentrate on things like electoral system reform that a) will have a positive effect on all Canadians and b) does not require huge, divisive constitutional talks.