The details change. The characters change. But the issues remain the same.
The popular feeling against the second chamber plan continued to grow,
and received new impetus from time to time from the frivolous, dishonest
or partizan conduct of the Dominion Senate.
Those provinces that still retained Legislative Councils began to see in the
success of Ontario with a single chamber that they were enduring an unnecessary expense.
As to the Senate, the popular view was and is that it must either be abolished
or made elective.
Their usefulness being gone, these second chamber old ladies will have to
CLEAR THE TRACK!
Published in the Grip, September 13th,1879.