The Canadian Taxpayers Association, a group who unofficially shill for the Stephen Harpers, unveiled a 3 storey tall Senator Mike Duffy, Kanata-Prince Edward Island, earlier today in your capital.
The Ottawa Citizen reports that "The Canadian Taxpayers Federation unveiled its new mascot Thursday in a call for a referendum on the future of the Senate: a 10-metre-tall inflatable version of Sen. Mike Duffy. Well, the balloon is actually 'Duffy-esque,' said Scott Hennig, a spokesman for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation who helped co-ordinate the creation." Lawyers and all that, eh?
The organization plans on taking the balloon on a tour of Canada. When deflated the ersatz Senator weighs a mere 120 pounds, about a fifth of what the real Senator weighs. They hope to force a referendum on the future of the Red Chamber.
"A survey done by the federation in June showed that 82 per cent of Canadian Taxpayers Federation supporters were in favour a national referendum on the future of the Senate."
Senator Duffy was asked to comment but he no get back to the paper.