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David Janes -

The NDP should champion the cause of blocking dangerous Quebec-sourced asbestos since the CPC won't.

Matthew Fletcher -

I find the whole Senate reform issue to be very interesting. I don't know how it will turn out, and I don't yet even have a firm opinion on how it should turn out.

I wonder though if democratic moral persuasion can be used to reform the appointments process, without technically altering the letter of the appointments process. Similar to how the American Electoral College "reformed" in that it still elects the President, but always based on how the people tell it to do so.

Alan -

But what if an elected Senator gets in through an election and then at the end of year nine refuses to step down citing the constitution? Like that isn't going to happen.

Alan -

What has happened to me that I actually feel bad for Conrad??

Matthew Fletcher -

True. Its easier to get around the appointments process than the removal process.

Alan -

Wow - I am really feeling bad for Conrad. Not funning. But, I have to say, my past job as criminal defense was often to tell the accused what not to say like "“a lie gets half way around the world before the truth gets its trousers on."