By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Mar 4, 2013:
Canadian Senate. Photo: Vlad Litvinov/Flickr
Before becoming prime minister, Stephen Harper, said: “I will not name appointed people to the Senate.” Since coming to power in 2006, he’s appointed a staggering 58 senators.
The New Democrats today repeated their call for the abolition of Canada’s scandal-ridden “useless, expensive, undemocratic appendage of government”, the Senate. The Official Opposition’s MP for Toronto-Danforth, Craig Scott, issued the following statement earlier today:
In order to address the irresponsible conduct of the unelected Senate, NDP Democratic and Parliamentary Reform Critic Craig Scott has tabled the following Opposition Day Motion which will be debated tomorrow: “That, in the opinion of the House, the government of Canada, in consultation with the provinces and territories, should take immediate steps towards abolishing the unelected and unaccountable Senate of Canada.”
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By: Green Party of Canada (Press Release) | Feb. 27, 2013:
OTTAWA – Green Leader and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands Elizabeth May will vote in favour of Bill C-400 this evening and urges her fellow MPs to do the same.
Bill C-400, the Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, is presented by NDP MP Marie-Claude Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot).