Former Ontario solicitor general Bob Runciman is questioning why two activists who got to within an arm's-length of the prime minister this week were allowed to "walk away scot-free and smiling" — and he says he'll use his Senate seat to bring in new laws to deter similar future protests.
"People who sneak into these kinds of events, using phony ID, impersonate others, or conspire with others to do the same, should face indictable offences with serious fines and/or imprisonment," said Senator Runciman in a written statement sent to the parliamentary press gallery.He then blathers on to say he's going to do something about it and intends to abuse his cushy position by introducing legislation just like, you know, an elected representative to Parliament. He also elevates the position of Prime Minister to something it is not, in a constitutional sort of way.
That's OK. Harper appointed senators don't hold much stock in this neck of the woods. (I'm trying to think of what I would say to this gas-bag if I had the opportunity to meet him face-to-face. It has something to do with "the troops" but it escapes me now).
Loud mouthed, Conservative, Harper-appointed, public teat-suckers should really be careful what they wish for.