A funny Senate tale
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A funny Senate tale

By any measure, it’s been a bad week for Canada’s unelected Senate. It’s also been a rough one for the Prime Minister’s new parliamentary secretary, Paul Calandra. Stephen Harper tapped Calandra to face questions about Conservative scandals after the PM had to remove Dean Del Mastro from the post when he became ensnarled in his […]

By any measure, it’s been a bad week for Canada’s unelected Senate.

It’s also been a rough one for the Prime Minister’s new parliamentary secretary, Paul Calandra. Stephen Harper tapped Calandra to face questions about Conservative scandals after the PM had to remove Dean Del Mastro from the post when he became ensnarled in his own ethics troubles.

Check out Calandra’s best “they said what?” moment this week, when he was being pressed about accountability in the Senate during a debate about the future of the upper chamber. It’s a novel take on Harper’s appointees to Canada’s unelected Senate to do partisan work on the public dime. 

 

 

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