CTVNews.ca said last night that "The Canadian Constitution requires all senators to reside in the province which they represent." Reside is 183 days.
"Conservative Senator Mike Duffy, who must prove that his main residence is in Prince Edward Island, was not on the voters’ list in that province in 2011, records show." The story goes on to tell that "Duffy did cast a ballot in the Ontario provincial election that year..." Also, and this is kind of where Mr., er, Senator Duffy's logic/greed falls apart, "Property tax records also show that Duffy and his wife are considered non-resident owners of their home in P.E.I. and must pay higher taxes as a result, according to a report in The Guardian, a Charlottetown-based newspaper."When the esteemed [lol] journalist [lol] was named to the Senate I posited in this very same blog that our beloved Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, put the blowhard in the Senate not to be effective but to illustrate how ineffective the Red Chamber and many of its peeps are.Mission accomplished.Senator Duffy is the ultimate answer to the question "Why do we need an elected Senate?" We need an elected Senate so we can toss stronzo's like him out on their keisters come election day.WFDS