Between 2008 and 2013, the Canadian Senate was in session an average of 74 days a year. With other priorities and other careers, most Senators fall short of perfect attendance. Some – including Brazeau, Dallaire, Massicotte, Wallin, Braley and Brown – have fallen well short.
While the Senate’s 105 unelected men and women don’t spend every day at the office, most do spend lavishly. Here are the illustrations:
Who is Yonah Martin anyhow?
BC Senators are not the best custodians of public money, but not the most profligate either.
If anyone thinks the Senate is a worthy part of our Canadian democracy, this chart provides evidence to the contrary.