As a Canadian who is interested in personal sovereignty, you may be someone who votes for the Conservative Party by default. I suggest you rethink that because they stand just as much for the expansion of government as the Liberals and socialist NDPs. But perhaps with a bit more of an elitist and corporatist flavour than the other two.
For the fourth time during his tenure, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has prorogued the federal parliament. This time, it was to prevent having to answer questions over senate expense account scandals. This scandal involves inappropriate expense account claims by Mac Harb, Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau, and most recently Pamela Wallin. The short version of the story is that these senators expensed hefty travel charges for activities that were unrelated to the Senate. We’re not talking $5000 here; some of the figures I’ve seen thrown around are of the $100,000 order. Just more examples of government misspending our money. Thankfully, it is a continued topic of debate whether the Senate is still relevant and worth the cost, or if it should be abolished.