Senate feasts on Trudeau’s assisted dying bill

It's time to try again – this time without the bad luck, the divisions, the parliamentary brinkmanship and the flying elbows

Senate feasts on Trudeau’s assisted dying billSome of us aren't enthusiastic about assisted dying. Although, in the case of the Senate, we will happily make an exception and assist. The Senate – that undemocratic, unaccountable, unwanted monstrosity that has affixed itself to the side of Parliament like an ermine-garbed parasite – is in the news again. And, yet again, for all…

Duffy verdict doesn’t clear stench surrounding Senate

The Senate should be abolished, and Canada should operate with a unicameral, or single, legislature

Duffy verdict doesn’t clear stench surrounding SenateLast week, Senator Mike Duffy was acquitted of all 31 charges related to bribery, fraud and breach of trust. He’s innocent in the eyes of the law, and will be judged by Canadians as they see fit. Some observers have suggested the Crown’s failure to prove its case will be a boon for the other…

Trudeau applies lipstick on the Senate pig

You can put lipstick on a pig, Prime Minister. But it is still – then, now and forever more – a pig

Trudeau applies lipstick on the Senate pigThe precise origins of the “lipstick on a pig” aphorism are unclear. Some say it arose first in a January 1980 edition of the much-read Quad-City Herald, in Brewster, Washington (pop., 2,730), where one wag observed therein that “you can clean up a pig, put a ribbon on it's (sic) tail, spray it with perfume,…