Political Traction 012: Senate Reform

He might have just become the most popular man in the Senate...they should take 10% of what they were going to spend on legal bills and buy Senator Duffy a car or something.
— Colin MacDonald

We’re not big on scandals in Canadian politics. Compared to our neighbours south of the border, ours are few and far between. The biggest in recent memory, is Senator Mike Duffy. In 2014, he was charged with 31 criminal offenses, including fraud, breach of trust and bribery. And this week, he was acquitted of all 31 charges. This scandal, and the subsequent acquittal, have once again spurred conversations on Senate reform.

 

PodcastJoseph Lavoie