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Gerry Caplan | If you have the nerve to accept a Senate seat, your duty is clear: treat the position with the greatest possible respect and put in a fair day's work in the public interest.
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Karl Nerenberg | Justice Vaillancourt found the Harper government guilty of disrespecting democracy in the Duffy affair. But the Senate, today, remains a flawed and undemocratic institution.
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Karl Nerenberg | The scandal involving Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin is about much more than personal avarice and disregard for rules. It is about a house of Parliament almost designed for corruption.
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Roshini Nair | An interview with author-activist Helen Forsey about Canada's Senate and her new book "A People's Senate for Canada: Not a Pipe Dream!"
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Karl Nerenberg | Emails tabled at the Duffy trial show that Stephen Harper decided to ignore one of the constitutional residency provisions for senators. His own lawyer warned him that he was on thin ice.
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Karl Nerenberg | Testimony and emails tabled in court on Wednesday show why Stephen Harper thought it was perfectly OK to name non-residents to the Senate. They show much about the workings of Harper's PMO.
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J. Baglow | That was the week that was. Who said politics is boring? (deep sigh)
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rabbleTV | You'll be walking down the street whistling this little ditty on your way to your next appointment. And just perhaps considering whether you, too, are ready for the Senate.
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Stephen Harper, Nuclear Security Summit, March 2014
Gerry Caplan | Something dramatic is happening to Canada. From sea to sea, old institutions are imploding, reputations are shattering, patterns are dissolving.
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Karl Nerenberg | Section 47 of the Constitution of Canada says clearly that the House of Commons can pass a constitutional amendment with the Senate.
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Linda Leon | Linda Leon asks Yukon MP what, exactly, constitutes political corruption. Because it sure looks like there's an awful lot of it going around in the Conservative Party right now.
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Karl Nerenberg | The BNA Act says senators must be 'resident in' the provinces they represent. Duffy and Wallin did not meet that requirement when Harper named them to the Upper House of Parliament.