The scrums: Senate transparency, EI fraud

Check out what MPs said in the House foyer after Question Period

by Nick Taylor-Vaisey

Two highlights from this afternoon’s post-Question Period scrums:

1. NDP MP Charlie Angus on Senate transparency: I think the Senate needs to come clean with Canadians.  They are not aristocracy. They are paid for by the Canadians and they have failed and the Conservative and Liberal Senators have failed to be accountable to Canadians.  At this point, given the extent of this scandal, we need to see them come forward and, and they are refusing to do that.

2. Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae on EI fraud: The simple fact of the matter is that in any government program you’re going to get people applying who think they might be eligible and who it turns out are not eligible and there are some people of course who decide not to follow the rules. Those people should be caught.




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The scrums: Senate transparency, EI fraud

  1. It’s not surprising appointed senators feel they are not accountable to Canadians or taxpayers. In their minds, they are only accountable to the prime minister who put them aboard the gravy train.

    The reason other developed countries don’t appoint politicians? It makes absolutely no sense.

  2. Rae: The simple fact of the matter is that in any government program you’re going to get people applying who think they might be eligible and who it turns out are not eligible and there are some people of course who decide not to follow the rules. Those people should be caught.

    So is Rae’s comment about EI fraud or about the Senate?

    • Good one :-)

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