Stephen Harper and Senator Claude Carignan (CP)The way the Conservative Party leadership in the Senate has handled the suspensions of Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau has been one major cluster f#$% -- or as some of my media colleagues have dubbed it, a "cluster-Duff."
Put aside the debate — for the time being — on whether or not the Senators deserved "due process" -- frankly I don't think most Canadians 'give a damn' about "due process" for individuals who became well-paid Senators at the whim of the Prime Minister.
But it appears that the powers that be in the red chamber have been making things up as they go along.
Take the senators' pensions as an example.
As explained by CBC News, senators are eligible to retire with a pension after six years in office. Duffy, Wallin and Brazeau have only served five years.
So, will the next year — while they're suspended — count towards their six years in office?
No one seems to know.
Earlier this week, the Conservative Party's leader in the Senate, Claude Carignan, said he is seekingRead More »from Senate suspension aftermath sheds light on the upper chamber’s blunders