31 May 2011

Reductio ad argentum: senatorial elections version

With the Conservatives who have been running the province since 2003, everything reduces to cash

For them, the only principle is cash.

Not surprisingly, when it comes to the idea of electing senators to represent the people of Newfoundland and Labrador in the national parliament, Premier Kathy Dunderdale said this:

Mr. Speaker, there are still a lot of questions that need to be answered. For example, who is going to fund it? Who is going to pay for it? Mr. Speaker, when we get the answers to those questions, then we will say whether or not we are in favour of elected senators.

Yes, whether or not Kathy supports democracy comes down to how much it might cost.

Come to think of the past seven or so years, this does explain a lot.

- srbp -