Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement on the federal government's proposed Senate appointment process:
“B.C. will not participate in the process outlined today to appoint senators.
“Today's changes do not address what’s been wrong with the Senate since the beginning. It has never been designed to represent British Columbians or our interests at the national level.
“Our position has not changed: the Senate should be fixed or folded but we should not be distracted by it.
“Our priority remains a strong economy and job creation. We will continue to work with the federal government in the many areas where we can strengthen our province and our country, together.”