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Scott Vrooman becomes a proud member of the landed gentry (a.k.a. the Senate)

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Hi I'm senator-elect Scott Vrooman, and while Parliament Hill security refused to recognize my election, thankfully the Trudeau government is bringing real change to the Senate by appointing more unelected, unaccountable people to it.

According to the government of Canada website, this spring an open application process will allow regular Canadians to apply directly for appointment to the Senate. Regular Canadians, but not too regular. Each nominee must have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their chosen field of expertise. My chosen field is being a senator, and I'm pretty sure getting elected to the Senate demonstrates that pretty clearly.

Nominees must also own $4000 of property because that is the foundation of a strong moral fibre and definitely not a constitutional relic originally intended to restrict the aspirations of the poor. So I am proud to announce that I am now officially a member of the landed gentry, having purchased this square foot of land from my parents in Napanee, Ontario for exactly $4000.

I'm looking forward to spending the coming years working the land and eventually retiring here with my tiny wife and tiny dog after my long career in the Senate, enriching Canadian democracy with my personal opinion of whether or not elected politicians should be allowed to pass their laws. Unless...for some reason...people decide this is all ridiculous.

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