Ottawa

The selflessness to resign, the willingness to be reappointed

Two months before being reappointed to the Senate, Fabian Manning seems to have commended himself on his willingness to resign.

Just before the election, Manning compared a Senate workday to that of an MP, implying it was less work. “I had a choice. I could have stayed in the Senate and gone on with a lifestyle that wouldn’t necessarily have me up every day working on behalf of the people. I chose not to,” said Manning, when he announced he was leaving the Senate on March 28.

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