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Brad Wall says it’s time to scrap the Senate


SASKATOON – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says it’s time for the Senate to go.

Wall has been a supporter of Senate reform and his government passed a law for electing senators-in-waiting from the province.

But Wall now says it’s easier to scrap the Senate than to try to fix it.

The Senate has been recently by an expense scandal.

Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella says the RCMP is examining the claims of senators Mac Harb, Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau.

Duffy left the Conservative caucus after it was revealed that the prime minister’s former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, wrote Duffy a $90,000 cheque to repay the senator’s disallowed housing expenses.

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Brad Wall says it’s time to scrap the Senate

  1. “The Senate has been recently by an expense scandal.”
    Recently what?

  2. It’s time to scrap Stephen Harper and the reform conservatives. Harper is the Patronage King, having appointed 58 cronies so far. When Nigel was cutting Duffy a cheque, Harper appointed yet another crony. His government has abused tax revenue and his political party has been immersed in fraud since 2006. If you don’t realize that Harper is “the root” of the problem, you’re not awake.

    • I can’t believe there are still morons out there who are defending the Senate – you must be a Senate page.

    • Harper could only appoint 58 of his cronies because 58 of someone’s else’s cronies retired or died. The senate has long been known for its patronage appointments. How many cronies did Trudeau appoint during his reign? What about Chretien?

  3. Perhaps this scandal was created to force Senate reform and Duffy was in on it all along.

    • Hahaha! That is one of the most far fetched conspiracy theories that has been floated on here yet.

  4. The decision to wither scrap or reform the Senate should not be based on what’s easiest, as Premier Wall states, but what is in the country’s best interest and what can be achieved by reasonable stakeholders.