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The lesser evil?

In which New Democrats try not to be too happy with the Senate

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One would not expect to hear a nice word for the Senate from an institution created and led by Ed Broadbent, but the Broadbent Institute now sort-of-praises the Senate for “a show of its underused capability to provide sober second thought to legislation” in amending C-377.

The NDP’s Alexandre Boulerice attempts to thread the same needle in a slightly different manner.

That this bill has finally been amended by the Senate proves one thing only: what we need is not a Senate that costs taxpayers almost 100 million dollars a year but a government that puts the public interest before blind partisanship.