This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Time to cut the cord with bloated Senate.
The winner of last week’s duel on the education system was Laila Yuile with 65%.
This week’s topic:
Should the Senate be elected or abolished?
Brent has done an excellent job this week of deflecting attention away from the deeper issues behind our nation’s dysfunctional Senate. He defends a solution — electing senators — that is as rife with the possibility of constitutional challenges as simply tossing the Senate. In doing so, Brent sidesteps the fact that if Prime Minister Stephen Harper were truly interested in an elected Senate as he once claimed, he wouldn’t have gone on to appoint more of his cronies to plum positions, living well on the public’s dime.
Harper’s current rhetoric is a nothing more than a bleak effort to detract from the Senate spending scandal that continues to grow, as new revelations are brought to light on a nearly weekly basis. It’s appalling that the Senate has become nothing more than a bloated carcass, a shameful remnant of what its original purpose and function was intended to be…
READ the rest of this weeks column and vote for the column you think should win the duel, at this link: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2013/06/09/time-to-cut-the-cord-with-bloated-senate