There's really no way around it - to Shifty Steve Harper, those who safeguard and uphold the laws of Canada are his enemy. By 'those' I mean our courts. When they uphold laws that get in Shifty's way, it infuriates the silly bugger.
Harper believes, by virtue of a single majority government from an election in which 60% of the voting public did not support him, that he is entitled to remake the Senate of Canada as he bloody well sees fit without the approval of the provinces or the Canadian people or anyone else for that matter. Shifty believes it is not right that his will be blunted by laws and history going back to Confederation itself. He is the law and Magna Carta be damned.
Harper whined mightily before a coven of desiccated old white men, a.k.a. the Conservative Party Convention in Calgary this weekend. Shifty moaned and bitched and sniveled to the assembled Gullibillies about how his Divine will is being thwarted by the courts. No need to point out that the courts only interfered because what he demanded the right to do was not only illegal but patently absurd.
Any federal government, with the requisite support of the provinces, can reform the Senate. Together they could even require senators to wear those silly little monkey hats while seated in the upper chamber. However the fanciful notion that a prime minister, by virtue of a majority of seats in the Commons, can do whatever he likes with the Senate is ridiculous. That would entitle every subsequent majority government to rejig the Senate to suit its preferences, prejudices or perversions.
Shifty isn't dwelling on future governments. He holds little to no regard for the future at all in his style of governance. Countries pay dearly in the end when ruled by this sort of character.