That WAS the position of Stephen Harper before he got power. Talk.
How power changes one's actions.
In the Globe and Mail this morning, two university professors (in a letter to the editor) suggested that IF Mr Harper is going to fill the 18 seats (and they do not say that he should), the seats should be filled with 18 women.
Now, there's a great idea! The percentage of women in the Senate would still be less than 50, but it would be a great improvement.
No one should doubt that Mr Harper could find 18 Alliance/Conservatives to appoint.