Archive for the 'Senate Reform' Category

Mike Duffy scandal finds the Tories is a moral maze without a compass

Friday, May 17th, 2013

BY Penny Collenette
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, May. 16 2013, 7:18 AM EDT
Like children lost in the maze of a glorious English garden, the public office holders of both the Prime Minister’s Office and the Senate can’t seem to find their way out of ethical messes.
Values and ethics are difficult, philosophical subjects at [...]

Senator Jaques Demers

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

“In an ideal world” is the opening sentence in an article written by Lysiane Gagnon in todays’ Globe and Mail. 

Clearly Ms. Gagnon lives in such a world.  In that world, everyone is apparently literate.  Those who are not, are dismissed as a disgrace.  If Ms. Gagnon wrote this article to shock then she was [...]

Letter to the Editor

Monday, August 31st, 2009

The following letter was sent to the editor of the Vancouver Sun:
I am writing in response to Kim Bolan’s article published on July 23rd concerning the so called Senate hold-up of Bill C-15, which would impose mandatory jail terms for drug producers and traffickers.
The Conservative government has a field day every time a bill [...]

A Constitutional Crisis From Within

Monday, June 18th, 2007

As published in The Hill Times, June 18, 2007
“We cannot engage in a consultation process between premiers. To me that’s outrageous.” – Conservative Senator Raynell Andreychuk
Far beyond the boundaries of my usual confusion with the Conservatives’ style of governance (a never-ending love affair with everything American, an insistence on being referred to as “new” nearly [...]