POSTED REPONSE TO A COLUMN BY TOM FLANAGAN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it depends on what you mean by "fix."
I think I understand what Mr. Flanagan means by "fix," and it is just as loaded with hidden meaning as Bill Clinton's dishonest question.
Canada’s Senate should either be left as it is or abolished.
An elected Senate is just copying what was done in America, Mr. Flanagan's home and native land.
Anyone familiar with the history of the American Senate knows that it has served only to slow progress and serve the interests of the wealthy. It is always on the side of war and empire and the interests of the military-industrial complex.
It indeed has no other purpose. Two elected bodies is a formula for failure.
I do believe that that does not represent what the great majority of Canadians would choose.
But then what does a Neo-con like Flanagan care about what people choose?
He's really talking about the interests of a small minority fundamentally changing our government without due procedure.