Mr. Speaker, during the 2006 election campaign, the Prime Minister promised, swore up and down and kept saying that he would never, ever appoint unelected senators. The Prime Minister appointed Larry Smith to the Senate just to bankroll his next election campaign. He is not even in cabinet, contrary to what my colleague would have us believe.
Poor Mr. Smith. As he pointed out, he will have to make do with a paltry senator's salary.
Will the Prime Minister get his hands out of taxpayers' pockets and tell Mr. Smith to finance his campaign himself?