Less than 20 per cent of Nunavut’s population are qualified to be a senator, and that’s something Nunavut’s senator, Dennis Patterson, is trying to change.

“The bottom line here is that right now to be qualified to be a member of the Senate of Canada, one has to not only be a resident of the region to be appointed to represent but one must also own land,” said Patterson, who introduced a private members’ bill to amend the Constitution in the Senate March 10. Read more

Senator challenges land requirement