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Making fun of entitled Canadian senators is trending on Twitter right now

“Ice-cold Camembert with broken crackers” — could Marie Antoinette have said it any better herself? Senator Nancy Ruth set off a firestorm on Twitter Thursday after explaining to reporters that it was perfectly fair to expense breakfast after a morning flight because the “ice-cold Camembert with broken crackers” served in executive class just doesn’t cut it. She […]

April 2, 2015

“Ice-cold Camembert with broken crackers” — could Marie Antoinette have said it any better herself?

Senator Nancy Ruth set off a firestorm on Twitter Thursday after explaining to reporters that it was perfectly fair to expense breakfast after a morning flight because the “ice-cold Camembert with broken crackers” served in executive class just doesn’t cut it.

She made the comment after news surfaced that the Office of the Auditor General’s large-scale forensic investigation into Senate reimbursements is taking a closer look at the expense claims of 44 senators appointed by both the Liberals and Conservatives.

Now “the peasants” of Twitter are ridiculing the decadent lifestyles of Canadian senators. Here are the top 15 #SenateProblems: 

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VIDEO: Conservative MP uses “air quotes” to dismiss C-51 concerns from legal experts

“Rule of law?” Whatever! During the final day of parliamentary hearings into the government’s controversial anti-terrorism bill, Conservative MP Diane Ablonczy used air quotes to dismiss an amendment, first proposed by the Canadian Bar Association, that would have put into writing that Canadian judges can’t authorize violations of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: “Now […]

April 1, 2015

“Rule of law?” Whatever!

During the final day of parliamentary hearings into the government’s controversial anti-terrorism bill, Conservative MP Diane Ablonczy used air quotes to dismiss an amendment, first proposed by the Canadian Bar Association, that would have put into writing that Canadian judges can’t authorize violations of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms:

“Now the judge has to also consider … something like ‘rule of law’, they have to consider things like…