This story just keeps getting worse, and it’s not doing the Chamber’s rep any favours A new children’s book tells us that senators are the ‘wise old owls’ of Canadian politics. According to some former Senate staffers, one member of the Upper Chamber might better resemble a duck — a bird known for mating...READ MORE
A Liberal Senate in all but name
Trudeau’s picks prove that ‘independent’ and ‘non-partisan’ aren’t always the same thing What is the role of the Senate in the government of Justin Trudeau? Is it an independent chamber of sober second thought? A giant rubber stamp for government business? Increasingly, it appears to be the latter. This week, Government Senate Leader Peter...READ MORE
Taking politics out of government? What an awful idea.
The mandarin class is proliferating unchecked on Trudeau’s watch “The appointment of a Supreme Court justice is one of the most important decisions a prime minister makes. It is time we made that decision together.” That’s what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had to say in the Globe and Mail this week, as his government...READ MORE
Can the Senate clean up its act now?
Maybe. If not, there isn’t much anyone can do about it. “I was thrown under the bus but I survived.” Independent senator Patrick Brazeau tweeted out those words shortly after learning that the Crown would be dropping all charges of fraud and breach of trust against him related to the Senate expenses scandal. Brazeau...READ MORE