I feel that I may have been to hasty in my judgment regarding the good Senator Reverend Meredith. After all, he is a man of the cloth. And the fact that a) he is diddling the girls; and b) the girls are not pre-pubescent is a step in the right direction.
For the benefit of LettersToTheBeast readers outside of Canada, Canadian senators are not elected; they are appointed by the sitting prime minister (in this case Stephen “Steve” Harper). Incredibly, a Canadian senate appointment is virtually a job for life. Their “term” ends on their 75th birthday. Nor surprisingly , senators are held in very low esteem by Canadians.
The Canadian senate, since its creation in 1867, has been nothing more than the ultimate reward for loyal party service.
Amending the Canadian constitution has proved to be nearly impossible. However, there would be nothing stopping a government from introducing legislation directing, Elections Canada, the independent federal elections authority, to hold elections for senate candidates and for the prime minister to act on that “advice” from the voters accordingly.
Stephen Harper originally ran on a platform which included, among other things, reform of the senate. Sadly, this is but one of many promises that he has broken.
Meredith was appointed by Harper in 2008. This means he would have voted on all of the objectionable legislation that has been passed by the Harper regime, including the recent “anti-terrorism” act, bill C-58.
If you have a problem with my using unfortunate language when writing to politicians, that’s really your problem. I do not recognize the legitmacy of the Harper regime. It has repeatedly acted outside the law. It has engaged in and enabled war crimes. We have seen nearly a decade of non-stop corruption and criminality. Canadians have no duty to obey a law passed with the help of characters such as Meredith.
I often say politicians in Canada and elsewhere should thank their lucky stars that we are still at the Angry Letter Writing stage. Two centuries ago, tyrants would have feared my American ancestors showing up on their doorsteps with pitchforks, tar, feather and of course, torches.
Two-and-a-half centuries ago, the French people (back when they weren’t pussies), were more direct in their anger.
This letter is addressed to Robert “Rob” Nicholson, the member of parliament “representing” Niagara Falls, Ontario. Nicholson is currently The Harper Regime’s foreign minister. He has previously “served” as defense minister and attorney general.
As Attorney General, Nicholson was responsible for steering the various police-state legislation through parliament. He will be up for re-election as member of parliament on October 19, 2015. If Niagara Falls voters do not re-elect him as their M.P., he will be removed from his position as minister, even if the Harper regime is re-elected.
Speaker-President@sen.parl.gc.ca (Leo Housakos, CON, Senate Speaker)
Sure have your share of ass holes up there, Bob. Seriously, Bob? Can’t you, Toews and God knows how many more of you psychopaths do better than adolescent girlfriends?
All that power and money and you sons of bitches can’t even get laid by someone in your own age group? I’M LAUGHING AT YOU, BOB. YOU ARE PATHETIC. ALL OF YOU.
Can’t wait till October and the voters kick your sorry ass out of office. I hope Prime Minister Mulcair has the courage to appoint a team of special prosecutors and investigates what the hell has gone on up there for the past decade. I’d start with you, Nicholson. You have been fighting for police to have unlimited power and resources for years now. I disagree with your position, but in your case I am willing to make an exception.
Your pension will REALLY go far in the Collins Bay canteen.
PS: We’re the boss, Nicholson. Not you. Don’t you ever forget it. The day Canadians allow themselves to be terrorized by government ( like our American friends) is the day we’ve lost our country forever. No goddamn way, Nicholson. Not in my lifetime.
Senator Don Meredith kicked out of Conservative caucus
Ottawa teenager went to Toronto Star with allegation of two-year affair that began when she was 16
The teen told the Star the relationship began with chats online that became suggestive in nature, and progressed to include sexual intimacy, including intercourse after she turned 18.
The Criminal Code defines the age of consent in Canada as 18 if sexual activity occurs in a relationship of authority, trust or dependency.
Meredith, 50, is an ordained minister at a Pentecostal church in Vaughan, Ont. He ran unsuccessfully for the Tories in Toronto Centre in a 2008 byelection.
The Senate confirmed last week it had undertaken a workplace review in February amid rumours of harassment and bullying in Meredith’s office. No formal complaint was made.
The concerns related to at least four employees.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation