The defendants will be hung in the morning. A fair trial will commence shortly thereafter.
Accused Senators should not be suspended, deserve opportunity for full public disclosure
I write this letter in the hope that the Senate will choose an option other than suspending Senators Duffy, Brazeau and Wallin. I hope they will find a way for them to have “due process”.
As I see it the Senate scandal has two main facets:
First, the possibility that three senators used public funds in an dishonest or dishonorable way. The second issue, and perhaps the most serious one, is whether Prime Minister Harper misled parliament or lied about his involvement in the $90,000 payment to Senator Duffy. Both issues raise questions about the credibility of the Senate and the Harper government.
To suspend these public servants before allowing them the opportunity of a full and open public disclosure is an abuse of the public trust.