It should be a surprise to absolutely no one that Prime Minister Stephen Harper isn’t interested in reforming the Senate. He’s made that abundantly clear from endless foot-dragging, scarecrow-beating and the outright ducking behind excuses.
What should be surprising is how actively he’s working against the most compelling agents for change.
Tonight, in the Senate, Senator Hugh Segal was on a tear. The Conservative Senator was taking serious umbrage at the idea that the Senate could, if tasking itself with judicial powers, simply forgo most trappings of legal proceedings.
“I find it offensive!” He launched at his colleagues.