Ottawa

'It will ever be thus'

Stephen Greene, one of the new Conservative senators and formerly chief of staff to Preston Manning, tells the Hill Times that the Senate should do away with its Question Period.

“We can look for ways to eliminate needless party divisions. In this spirit, I suggest that we abolish Question. The government is never happy with the questions; the opposition is never happy with the answers; there is no audience, in any case; and it will ever be thus. Question Period, potentially, stands in the way of the real work we must do here.”