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A Conservative senator defends the Senate’s decision to allow senators to continue sending partisan attacks through the mail, just so long as they don’t attack other senators.

David Tkachuk, chair of the committee on internal economy, budgets and administration, said he sees nothing wrong with partisan newsletters but his committee will revisit the issue later this month or next. “My newsletters in the 90s that I used to put out were way more partisan than anything that has been out there,” the Tory senator said Tuesday, after receiving more than 100 e-mails.

In other news, public support for abolishing the Senate has grown over the last four years.