Joan Cook retired from the senate on October 6.
The Chretien-era appointee hit the magic age to retire from what used to be known as the Antechamber to the Kingdom of Heaven. Used to be the only way most senators left the job and its lovely salary was to die.
That means there is a vacancy from Newfoundland and Labrador just waiting to be filled by Stephen Harper.
Who will get it?
There’s a good question.