QP Live: As the Senate prepared to vote on Senator suspensions

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QP Live: As the Senate prepared to vote on Senator suspensions

  1. Will the suspensions be in the form of a law that must pass through the senate itself? if not, is it within the purview of the HoC to suspend a senator? if so, why does anyone care if they become an elected “effective” body, when they can be removed on the whim of the House.

    Not that I condone the three harper appointees and single Liberal who acted inappropriately. i just wasn’t aware this could happen.

  2. It seems the new front bench harper has appointed have become nothing but bench warmers this season. just look at Miss Remple.