Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made a career out of preying on Canadians' ignorance of our democratic institutions, the Senate in particular.
He did so as far back as 2010 when, in an unprecedented move, he used his Senate majority to defeat the Commons-supported Climate Change Accountability Act. He did so throughout the tenure of his Parliamentary majority, as he allowed a culture of corruption and skullduggery to proliferate in the Upper House under the watch of his closest confidants. He did so just months ago, when he capitalized on growing public attention and dissatisfaction with Red Chamber to suspend three of his own Senators without due process in a move to score political points and move the focus from his own ineffective leadership.
Now, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is taking a page out of Stephen Harper's book (No, not the hockey book).