One good form of representation is all that’s needed

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News from The Canadian Press informs us the Liberal leader booted all 32 Liberal senators out of his party’s national caucus. On the same page, it’s written: “The newly liberated Liberal senators ... immediately reconstituted themselves as the Senate Liberal caucus.” 

In politics, it’s often been noted how difficult it is to separate the man from the party. The proof is immediate. Senator James Cowan declares: “I’m a Liberal senator,” and Senator Catherine Callbeck said: “I’m still Liberal.” Do the other senators share the same feeling?

In the coming months, we will see if anything has changed in the Senate to benefit Canadians.

If indeed the senators influence the government, it would be to our advantage to have independent senators who work primarily for the benefits of the country and the people, and not simply there in the Senate to receive dollars for doing nothing.

It's difficult to see an end to partisanship when senators seem to be holding on to the party.

For a Senate to be working for the Canadian people, all members would have to be independent and not elected by a political party, but by the citizens of Canada.

On the other hand, why do we have the members of Parliament; can they not do a thorough task by themselves?

When will integrity be valued more than compensation? Then one representation working together, for all citizens of Canada, will be sufficient.  


Edna Arsenault

Wellington RR#3, P.E.I.

Geographic location: Canada

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