Harder’s “progress report” is a garbage fire - Loonie Politics

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As the final days of the 42ndParliament countdown to dissolution, the Leader of the Government in the Senate – err, “government representative,” Senator Peter Harder, released a “progress report” titled Toward an Independent Senate.  In it, Harder touted all of the supposedly great things that this newly “independent” Senate was accomplishing for Canadians, like amending bills and reducing partisanship because the majority of senators were no longer whipped by the main parties.  And to be sure, there was a lot of back-patting for the great and inventive ways that Harder and his office had to use in order to shepherd government bills through the Chamber without a government caucus to rely upon.  The problem with this report?  That it’s one giant smouldering garbage fire.

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