Monday, March 04, 2013

Off with their heads! 

The NDP are proposing to abolish the Senate. Good for them, and wouldn't it be good for us.
What a useless, pointless, parasitical, insipid and boring organization.
Not only that, but we would save more than $100 million a year if the Senate was gone.

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Spoken like a bunch of people who've never had to engage in constitutional negotiations before. It's all well and good that they're so willing to stand up, talk often, and talk big about the present bugaboo that is the senate... brings Shakespeare to mind, specifically: It is a tale
told by an idiot, full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:19 pm  

The idiots are the apathetic sheep who still support the continuing existence of the undemocratic Canadian senate, and pretend that we have no choice but to keep funnelling our scarce tax dollars into that obsolete and corrupt private club of elitists.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:52 pm  

Oh please, yes it is possible to abolish the senate but there is no way to do it without opening the constitution the confluence of events that would be required to make it happen are such that it may never happen...

1: An appetite for reopening the constitution, something which has not existed since Meech.

2: A constitutional issue large enough that senate abolition can piggyback in on because no one will reopen the constitution just for the senate.

3: A party in power nationally that supports a strong federal government.

4: The acquiescence of the provinces to abolition.

5: Broad agreement on all accompanying/added/associate issues.

... it's not going to happen. Not within our lifetimes I wager. The current blathering is just the same old political posturing put forth because no one will ever get to called out on it. It's something for the NDP to make hay about in the commons. It's a political talking point nothing more. Or do you really think a branch of parliament is going to fall because a fat loadmouth "from" PEI got caught with his hand in the cookie jar.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:17 pm  

Yes, Anon 3, you are probably right. But we can dream, can't we?

By Blogger CathiefromCanada, at 9:07 pm  

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