Debacle continues in Canadian Senate

Although at times entertaining, it really is sad to watch the effects of greed and power on the human race.

Although at times entertaining, it really is sad to watch the effects of greed and power on the human race.

Case in point: the current sorry state of the Canadian Senate.

Embattled senators Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin are appearing desperate in their fight to hang on to their Senate seats.

The three senators were all caught with their pants down in an audit of their expense claims earlier this year.

Since then, the story has snowballed into finger-pointing, schoolyard-worthy, he said-she said fights.

These appear to be coming to a boiling point this week as fellow senators are debating whether or not to suspend the three without pay.

All three are fighting back, with Duffy letting loose an explosive tirade throwing both the Prime Minister’s office staff and Prime Minister Stephen Harper himself under the bus.

Wallin also took to the podium this week bitterly complaining that she was the victim of “backroom politics,” and that it’s a worry as a cancer-survivor to have her benefits cut off.

We not sure about Brazeau, but it’s hard to believe either Duffy or Wallin need their Senate jobs for income.

Just when it looked like the Senate would oust their colleagues yesterday, there seemed again to be some hesitation to take action — likely because none of those senators want to lose a good thing either.

Let’s face it, at the end of the day what most Canadians really want is for the entire Senate to be abolished.

– Williams Lake Tribune/Advisor

 

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