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Conservative senator fights Tories over 'counterfeit' bill (Ottawa Citizen)

 

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Senator Anne Cools said Baird had become "a stand-up comic" in his recent put-downs of the upper chamber in his defence of the act.

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Cools also said that while the Conservatives claim the proposed accountability act is "the jewel in their crown," she suggested some of the jewels are "counterfeit."

"The next time someon speaks about 'Promises kept; promises broken,' let us put this one in the broken promises around the question of accountability," said Cools...

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"A lot of nonsense and a lot of foolishness us going on in this place. We might as well admit that, as far as mant are concerned here, you, the government supporters are simply overthrowing the Constitution. You do not believe in it, and you do not respect this place. You have no respect for the Senate," said Cools.