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Editorial: The buck stops at the prime minister’s door
Editorials

Editorial: The buck stops at the prime minister’s door

The problem is Prime Minister Stephen Harper: his vision, his control, his actions. As the drama of how to punish three avaricious senators is being finalized, it is increasingly obvious that the issue of what to do with the Senate and its rules, or lack thereof, is secondary. Since it […]

Senator Hugh Segal is ready to see job eliminated, if that’s what voters want
Features

Senator Hugh Segal is ready to see job eliminated, if that’s what voters want

Most Canadians would be hard pressed to name any of Canada’s 105 senators. That’s the nature of the beast. Our senators are appointed by the governor-general on the recommendation of the prime minister. They require no public support or accountability to serve until age 75, and barring a scandal they […]

Editorial: Better people are the answer to Senate shenanigans
Editorials

Editorial: Better people are the answer to Senate shenanigans

Like thousands of voters, you might have no idea who is in the Senate, how they got there and what they do. But the spate of recent revelations about how certain members of that august chamber appear to have been abusing financial perks has turned the very existence of the […]