Here's How The Corrupt Harper Administration Operates - Defeated Tory Candidate (who cheated on election spending) Gets Senate Appointment!!!
Never doubt how rotten to the core our Federal Conservative government actually is:
"Federal New Democratic Party leader Tom Mulcair ripped into Prime Minister Stephen Harper Thursday for appointing a defeated Conservative candidate to the Senate. Yonah Martin, who lost in the riding of New Westminster-Coquitlam, was given a $132,300 Senate patronage post by Harper.
In addition, Martin's campaign in 2008 failed to comply with the Elections Act by spending $93,778.33, which is more than the legal limit of $85,621.43.
Mulcair, speaking in Rocky Point Park in Port Moody, said Harper has now made 59 appointments to the senate - a figure that he said breaks former prime minister Brian Mulroney's patronage record. "Here you've got a real lulu," he said. "Yonah Martin didn't just get beaten. It has been proved that she cheated in trying to win. The figures show that she overspent the legal limit.
"Stephen Harper is so proud of her for breaking the rules for a democratic election after losing, he names her to a sinecure in the Senate where she's going to draw millions of dollars in salary from taxpayers who are already hardpressed. That's the deep cynicism of Stephen Harper." Mulcair is in B.C. for a series of events to focus attention on Harper's record on the senate, which has been rocked by scandals involving Pamela Wallin, Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Mac Harb. Since July, he's travelled 40,000 km across the country in the NDP's "roll up the red carpet" campaign to abolish the Senate. According to figures from the NDP, the Senate will cost taxpayers $92.5 million this year. The average senator worked only 71 days last year, the NDP said.
An NDP federal government would abolish the unelected chamber all together, Mulcair said. "We have had the same principled position for 50 years," he said on a covered stage in the park during a latesummer downpour."