Yes fellow Canadians our nominated Senators are on the run trying to distance themselves from themselves.
If it weren't so serious it would be laughable.
The problem is these people have committed criminal acts but because of our constitution they are above the law.
It is not just Senate reform but constitutional reform that is required here. In my opinion Senators should continue to be nominated, not by the Prime Minister, by the Province they represent. They should take an oath, not to the monarchy, to Canada and to the citizens of Canada. The oath should include honesty and integrity and they should be subject to criminal prosecution for failure to abide by the law.
I don't give a damn about term limits however if they fail to do their job, are absent from the house or as any employee of a company are called on the carpet for performance issues then they may be removed from office.
Stephen Harper wants an elected senate... why??? Because he wants the same disorganization that we see in America. Is that what you really want Canada?
Senators nominated by the Province, to serve the Provincial interest, would mean that Canadians would have a voice, Provinces could be heard and they would have to work together for the betterment of the people rather than do a political parties bidding.
Stephen Harper has, in his inimitable stupid way, turner the Canadian Senate into a corrupt servant of the conservatives. Something he campaigned against.