Charles Paul Hoffman, a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, has posted a working paper "The 1925 Reform of the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia: Implications for Canadian Senate Reform?" on SSRN. The paper was originally presented to the mid-winter meeting of the CLSA in 2012.
Senate Reform was a thing in 2012; it is much more of a thing now, so this is timely indeed. Serendipitous or strategic? Enviable either way.
Here's the abstract:
This paper explores the short-lived 1925 reforms to the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia, the former upper house of the provincial legislature, including why prior reform efforts had not succeeded, what made 1925 different, and what lessons the Nova Scotia reforms might have for ongoing efforts to reform the Canadian Senate.