Conservative Senators Behaving Badly. It sounds like the title of a TV show you’d expect to see on the CBC preceding Jack Layton’s epic biopic and following Mary Walsh’s standup socialist comedy.
Well, it’s true that the Canadian Senate has been in the news more often than usual these days and the reason for that stands out more than Michael Ignatieff in a Canucks hockey sweater.
The media love to remind us that Conservative senators, appointed by a Conservative Prime Minister elected on promises of Senate reform and accountability, has utterly and miserably failed to bring about a miracle.
Yes, it is true that Harper has failed to unilaterally form a dictatorship, tear up the constitution, and change the Senate to whatever he’d like it to be. (continue reading here)