Accidental Deliberations: Juxtaposition

Bert Brown this week, shedding crocodile tears over blind partisanship in the Senate: The real problem, Brown told HuffPost, is that the overwhelming majority of senators don’t do the job they were appointed to do. Senators are supposed to represent their province’s interest “but they don’t,” he said; they just follow what their party’s leadership ...

Accidental Deliberations: Juxtaposition

Bert Brown today, trying to justify the public footing a nine-figure annual bill for a cesspool of patronage and corruption: “It’s one of the five major institutions of the Canadian government and if you were to take that away, you’d just be creating a dictatorship,” Brown said in an interview in his office overlooking Parliament ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Ian Urquhart and Len Bracko: a Senate voting strategy for progressive Alberta citizens

The Senate chamber – may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Somewhat progressive ‘Senatorial’ candidates Ian Urquhart and Len Bracko, in his Senatorial toga; Ralph Waldo Emerson. Since the Alberta government is committed to hosing away an extra $3 million of our tax dollars on Monday on the ridiculous exercise of a “Senate nomination election,” ...