In an effort to make Canada’s Red Chamber less partisan, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is accepting nominations. To date over 300 Canucks have submitted their names from every walk of life, from every part of our nation.
So far there has been a good mix of men and women and that in itself is encouraging. The average senator spends well under 100 days on The Hill, 60 days seems to be the average. The pay is great, the pension isn’t shabby and perks are well ( should be one would hope) under those submitted by Senators Duffy and Wallin.
For our financial standards a senator is handsomely paid, so one should never turn down a ribbon cutting or a rubber chicken, free, dinner. If you don’t like pressing the flesh, you shouldn’t apply. Still lots of time to apply, or have a family member nominate you. As for this humble globe-trotting writer he just hasn’t time to travel back and forth from Huronia to Ottawa, but one would have honestly enjoyed car pooling with Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton, assistant deputy speaker of The House of Commons.
The late Moreland Lynn would have made a great senator. Fred Hacker, Garfield and Jane Dunlop, Heather Stanton, Helen French would be our pick. If you live in North Simcoe and are named a Senator, and you need a driver, we have a list of some great people who could be your wheelman.