By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 18, 2013: In, 2004, Stephen Harper described Canada’s Senate as a “dumping ground for the favoured cronies of the Prime Minister.” He also said: “I will not name appointed people to the Senate. Anyone who sits in the Parliament of Canada must be elected by the people they represent.” Today, none of… Read More
Earlier this afternoon, Brigette Marcelle, a 21 year old senate page, reminded Prime Minister Stephen Harper that most of Canada doesn’t share his vision. She marched into the Canadian Senate chamber during the throne speech bearing a red “Stop Harper” stop sign. The sergeant-at-arms immediately escorted her out of the room.