Let voters decide whether we need a Senate
An open letter to Kamloops-Thompson Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod:
I decided to read up on the Senate.
That was a waste of my time.
I have lots of it. I’m a senior.
All I learned is that we have 105 senators — 64 appointed by the Conservatives, 36 left over from the Liberals, one independent and one seat vacant.
I still have no idea what senators do, besides reading a lot of reports.
Does that really make them useful? Or maybe they can justify their wages and benefits.
I didn’t read anything about their accomplishments.
Is that confidential?
Every time we elect a new government, the incoming prime minister loads up on the Senate.
What does that prove?
Please advise Prime Minister Harper that he would get a lot more votes if he either abolished the Senator held a referendum on its existence.
At the next election, let us decide.
A far as Sen. Mike Duffy’s apology, it reminds me of my teenagers when they were sorry for something they did.
I would say, “You are not sorry you did it. You are sorry you got caught.”
Shame on Duffy.
This is just the story he would have loved to expose when he was a reporter.
How times change.