The Saskatchewan government wants to have its federal senators elected.
A draft of the Saskatchewan Senate legislation has been created and [Justice Minister Don] Morgan said discussions are underway with the federal government about its willingness to appoint Saskatchewan senators from a list of elected people.
"The way the [law] works right now, to have an elected Senate by the federal government would require a constitutional amendment," said Morgan.
"No one is keen on doing a constitutional amendment at this point in time, so what we would like to do is have our legislation sort of dovetail with what they're doing so that we have a list of people that the prime minister is willing to pick from when we have Senate vacancies."
For its part, the opposition NDP said it wants the senate abolished.