His senators live on, and on, and on. One guy has been there for 31 YEARS!
If anyone doubts the uselessness of the Senate, just look at the present lineup of appointments:
Senators by Province:
Yikes, Tommy Banks still has 3 years to go here in Alberta! Does anyone even know who he is anymore?
Take a look at your Senators, how many do you know anything about, how often have you emailed them or even met them? Do they come out to rallies, or protests? Was Grant Mitchell at the Legislature in support of Albertans who do not want a coalition government?
This is a gravy train, no public appearances, no public accountability, no having to justify why you should remain in your position, nothing. This is not a chamber of sober second thought, this is a golden appointment into the do nothing world of politics. This is where all the appointed Lords and Ladies congregate to plot against the current government. These are the true bottom suckers that every fisherman throws back because they serve no purpose. These are the leeches, stuck onto the taxpayers teat, that refuse to let go because they need us to survive.
So, if PM Harper can't get provinces to elect these suckers, then he should appoint 18 good and true Conservatives, then if the lefties howl, he can make them understand that this is democracy. Isn't that what they are claiming, that they have the democratic RIGHT to take over the government?
So PM Harper has the democratic right to appoint 18 Senators, let the whining begin.
Trudeau, not quite dead enough.