Hopefully the start of a trend

February 4, 2016   ·   0 Comments

NEW BRUNSWICK Senator Pierrette Ringuette’s decision, announced on Wednesday, to sit as an Independent might be seen as bad news for the Liberal party.

In advising the Speaker of her plan, the Jean Chrétien appointee said Canadians “have been clear in their desire for a non-partisan Senate. The status quo is not acceptable.”

But hopefully, others will follow her lead, particularly if they are currently members of the Conservative caucus.

If nothing else, status as Independents will improve the image of all senators and postpone a need for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to rush into filling the current 22 Senate vacancies.

One thing the country doesn’t need is a Senate-Commons battle of the sort routinely seen in the U.S. between the two houses of Congress.

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