Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Saskatchewan to elect senators

Yay! The Saskatchewan government is looking to hold elections for vacant senate seats. But note the typical comment from a Liberal senator:

However, there are many who believe Senate elections are a bad idea. Liberal Senator Pana Merchant says elections will politicize an institution that's supposed to be above that.

"The Senate now is a house of conversation, of serious second look at legislation that comes to us unencumbered by political restraints," she said. "Not quite as political, I would say, as the House of Commons."

"Not quite as political"? "Unencumbered"? You were appointed by Chretien in 2002! How's that not political? Insenaty now!

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