In a letter available here, I have requested that the Senate Ethics Officer, Ms. Lyse Ricard, investigate into the conduct of Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu.
The Senate is not a family-run business where you can hire friends and relatives and give them time off depending on your mood. It is an essential institution, a pillar of our democratic system.
To clarify, my request is based on public statements by Senator Boisvenu and facts widely reported by the media.
The Senate has been a victim of the unethical behavior of a few of its members due to the misguided appointments of Prime Minister Harper; it deserves to be treated as a victim.