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Don’t be smug

Toronto Sun

14 June 2015

Re ” Liberal Senate damage grows,” (Anthony Furey, Toronto Sun, June 9):  All those on the political left who think this is a Conservative scandal that will see a left-wing government come to power in October need to get off their smug high-horses.  Liberal senators are up to their eyeballs in this one too.

Oh yes, and NDP supporters shouldn’t get too smug about this either.  If the NDP had ever formed a federal government, and thus had the ability to appoint NDP senators, no doubt there would be NDP senators involved too.  “A plague o’ both your houses.”

 

Sometimes articles are edited for space,  Here is the original, unedited version:

Re ” Liberal Senate damage grows,” (Anthony Furey, Toronto Sun, June 9):  All those on the political left who think this is a Conservative scandal that will see a left-wing government come to power in October need to get off their smug high-horses.  Liberal senators are up to their eyeballs in this one too.

In addition to Duffy, Wallin, Harb and Brazeau, 30 other senators have been irons to have submitted improper expense claims, totalling more than $322, 000.  Liberal Senator Nick Sibbetson billed nearly $27, 000 in improper claims.  Liberal Senator Colin Kenny owes more tha $27, 000.  Liberal Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicholas billed $38, pop in improper claims, including a hotel stay in Fredericton that Auditor General Michael Ferguson deemed unnecessary.

Oh yes, and NDP supporters shouldn’t get too smug about this either.  If the NDP had ever formed a federal government, and thus had the ability to appoint NDP senators, no doubt there would be NDP senators involved too.  “A plague o’ both your houses.”

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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