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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

holy schmoly! senate appointments!

Today, the gods of patronage have blessed five lucky Canadians with Senatorial tenure to 75.

The PMO released the names today of 5 new Senators.

Here's the list:

Andrée Champagne (Quebec-Tory): Former Mulroney Cabinet Minister

Dennis Dawson (Quebec-Liberal): Former Trudeau Cabinet Minister.

Hugh Segal (Ontario-Tory): Former Chief of Staff to Brian Mulroney; Former PC Leadership Candidate; and President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Larry Campbell (BC-Liberal): Mayor of Vancouver; DaVinci's Inquest guy (but not as cool as Quincy).

Rod Zimmer (Manitoba-Liberal): Businessman; Liberal Bagman.

You can read their full bios here

12 comments:

Scott said...

Hugh Segal...blech...

holtopia said...

Holtopia has managed to avoid a senate altogether, much to the relief of the general populace and the consternation of pundits.

daveberta said...

hmm. yes, well, Holtopians are worldly known for being infamously ahead of the curve.

Allie said...

Hmmmm. I didn't get my senate appointment yet again...

angela said...

given the mulroneyite appointments, i am suing paul martin for the cost of all the household cleaners i had to use to clean up the projectile vomiting this news provoked.

daveberta said...

true. what the heck is up with all the Trudeau and Mulroney area recycling? Those guys were voted out for a reason!

Toronto Tory said...

This makes me sad...

Anonymous said...

*tear* for democracy.

Toronto Tory said...

*tear* for what we are witnessing - democracy dying

daveberta said...

I don't think our system is in any worse a shape than it was before. I think we've plateaued with a system that needs to be reformed.

Toronto Tory said...

You took me out of your links. :(

daveberta said...

oops. it's fixed. It must have fallen off when we were rejiggin' our sidebar.