This is one instance…
… where I support the stance of the NDP – abolish the Senate.
Or at least gut it and start over.
I say this not only in the context of the Senator Brazeau attendance controversy, but does anyone seriously believe that the Senate has become anything more than a soft landing place for failed candidates, political supporters and other such hangers-on?
Maybe it could be reformed to once again be that chamber of “sober second thought”. I’m not sure. I would love to see a vigorous public debate on this… but I’m not holding my breath.
After all, “senate reform” doesn’t make a good bumper sticker platform. And if can’t be explained on a bumper sticker, the current regime wants no part of it. (172)
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