Trudeau slams government and NDP in Montreal convention speech

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is accusing his political rivals of playing with fire on Senate reform.

Trudeau's speech to the Liberal convention in Montreal today had scant specifics on economic policy as he instead took aim at the Senate issue, a sensitive spot for the Harper Conservatives.

He said Prime Minister Harper and NDP leader Tom Mulcair are making dangerous promises to try to score political points over public anger with the upper chamber.

Trudeau said Harper is still preaching the need for an elected Senate even though he knows it would require opening the constitution.

Trudeau said Mulcair has out and out promised to open the constitution to address Senate reform.

Trudeau says Senator Mike Duffy is not worth risking another Meech Lake-style constitutional crisis over.


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