Appointed Canadian Senate … Jan 1st, 2014
Our system of pompous imbedded patronage seems to survive,
Appointed senators get to stay till they're seventy five,
In a huge Ottawa Red Chamber where no one is elected,
Where we can’t find fault though scandal types were not protected.
I would like to feel pleased about this affair but I’m distraught,
That Red Chamber full of unknown appointees -- in case you forgot,
Blatant lifetime form of welfare for friends in very high places,
Appointed by their friends and we may not even know their faces.
Why does the arrogance of this system have to be accepted?
And we can’t change Trudeau’s Charter anytime soon as expected,
And media moguls keep this stuff well hidden and out of sight,
While we are advised that everything in Ottawa is alright.
Jan 1st, 2014