Mr. Speaker, those members get very uncomfortable about being schooled in accountability.
The fact is that in 2008 Senator Angus stated that Arthur Porter was “a man who could recognize power and knew how to get close to it”, and the Conservatives got him as close to the Prime Minister as one can get. This is another example of the dodgy ethical standards of the Senate, which is tarnishing Canadians' trust in public accountability.
Why will the government not do the right thing and end that patronage trough down the hall? Why will it not abolish the Senate?