Yes, for someone who was adamantly against appointing senators while in opposition mr..Harper has now appointed 33 of them. Yet some more hypocrisy from the PMO. At least this one is a CFL supporter I suppose.
Congratulations to Mr. Braley. If more business people got involved in politics we wouldn't have messes like the stadium fiasco.
Why would anyone call Mr. Braley a snake or accuse hime of conflict of interest? Mr. Harper is leading a minority government which means he doesn't have free reign to do anything he wants such as Senate reform.
It's typical how those who criticize vehemently usually have no substance to their accusations.
Wearing my non-political hat:
there has been NO stacking. It was already stacked thanks to the Liberals!
If Harper has made 33 Conservative appointments to the Senate.....and still does not have a majority there....doesn't that tell you something?
Harper did what he could to make sure that legislation that is passed by his government does not get hi-jacked by a stacked and highly partisan Liberal Senate.
The sooner this pork-barrel, useless Senate we have now is replaced some form of an elected Senate the better off we (and democracy) will all be.
Back to football.
So you can't be rich to go into the Senate? what have you got against successful people?
How will he get richer in the Senate? they pay isn't that much.
He started with nothing, he was smart enough to become successful, he's given millions to charities, he gave $50 million to McMaster Uni, he SAVED THE CFL. Shame on you! why the jealousy, he's successful you aren't!
Being appointed to the Senate is the Canadian equivalent to being Knighted - in the UK they award their successfull people by calling the "Sir" and giving them a Knighthood. We can't do that, so give him a Senate post where he can do some good and have some influence on bills etc
Why does being a multimillionaire rule you out? Typical Canadian!!! In other countries millionaires are praised in Canada they are scorned by people like you.
Scrap the Senate? that's a different debate we are stuck with it and it will be many many years before it changes.
I think the USA has the best political system it's too bad we aren't a Republic too.