Mr. Speaker, the laws say that criminals do not sit in the Senate. Michel Cogger still sits in the Senate even though he has been convicted of influence peddling. Senator Berntson laughed at reporters after he was convicted of fraud, yet the Liberals have increased the Senate's budget to $47 million this year. Why does the Prime Minister think that democratically electing senators is a bad idea but appointing—
In the House of Commons on March 1st, 1999. See this statement in context.