Patrick Brazeau has been put on a leave of absence after the Senate
enacted a rarely used power to suspend one of its own, saying the move
was needed to protect the reputation of the upper chamber and the
"public trust and confidence in Parliament."
Hahahahahaha...The reputation? Hahahahaha...
Read the rest of the story here if you must, and then reflect on these two notions:
With the leave of absence, Brazeau retains his title and salary - $132,000 a year. Of course, like most Senators he was already committed to doing nothing, but now he really must do nothing.
I am only one of many hundreds of thousands of Canadians who have consistently said close down this august body of hot air. A chamber of sober, second thought? I can point to several (dare we call them?) members who wouldn't know sober if they fell in a pile of it.