Letter: All senators need to have expenses audited

With a majority government, there is no need for these cronies who blatantly steal our tax dollars without reprisal.

Open letter to Ron Cannan, MP Kelowna-Lake Country and Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance:

Just a note to voice my opinion of this (Canadian Senate) defunct section of government.

The waste of over $13,891,500 in salaries, mounting stolen expense account dollars, and then the golden pensions for these friends of the current and former prime ministers who appointed these supposedly at one time “eminent” people who become untouchable crooks once installed in this worthless club that has no purpose has gone on too long.

The saved money could go for veterans, Canadian poor, health or education, something worthwhile instead of just throwing it away.

With a majority government, there is no need for these cronies who blatantly steal our tax dollars without reprisal.

Is Harper that much of a coward that he needs the extra insurance of stacked support just in case?

We have the NDP and Bloc, along with Ontario, B.C., Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Manitoba wanting to abolish this useless club, along with the majority of Canadians, so maybe Stephen Harper should listen to his electorate and earn some brownie points for the next election and do the right thing and abolish the Senate now.

Nigel Wright was probably the only honest individual in this scandal (paying $90,000 of Senator Mike Duffy’s expenses) and he has to take the fall.

I sure hope Revenue Canada taxes Duffy’s $90,000 bailout like any other Canadian would have to pay for a gift this size.

So far, suspicion is only directed at three or four senators, but, with a complete senate audit, a lot more expense account cheating and fraud would be exposed and I think it is about time to get the RCMP involved and appropriate charges be laid.

Anyone in the public sector who stole from their employer like this would surely face criminal charges, retribution and dismissal from their job.

These are my thoughts, Ron, and you being our MP I hope something is done and the sooner the better.

Ron Roy,

Kelowna