Prorogations to be deplored

I applaud your courage in chastising the prime minister for appointing his like-minded friends to the Senate, (Off the Record, Feb. 3) something he promised not to do. These appointments are not in the best interests of all Canadians.

Dear Editor:

I applaud your courage in chastising the prime minister for appointing his like-minded friends to the Senate, (Off the Record, Feb. 3) something he promised not to do. These appointments are not in the best interests of all Canadians.

I, along with many others, do not trust Stephen Harper. His two prorogations — one to avoid a vote of non-confidence, and the most recent to deflect questions on the Afghan detainees, are to be deplored. If, as you say, MP Blaine Calkins agrees that this was a “sly” move by the PM, then I would ask him to stand up and say so. He is supposed to be “consulting” with his constituents.

Why have we not heard from him?

S. A. Owens

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