10/16/2007

Elected Senator

According to this story at PoliticsWatch, Canada's second elected senator was sworn in today. Bert Brown, a Conservative, won two elections in 1998 and in 2004 to be the province of Alberta's Senate appointment. These elections were ignored by the Liberals, and Brown did not receive his seat until today.
I am in support of Senate reform, and am very happy with Harper's choice. Appointing elected members is an excellent first step. All Senators should be elected, and their terms should be limited. As it stands, Senators are generally paid too much to do too little. They are accountable to no one, and this must change.

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