Crude display in the Senate

The last sitting of the Senate on Friday was an interesting one. It appeared as though the heat was getting to some of the senators.

Case in point, Senator Corinne McKnight. She being an Independent senator showed me that being unbiased and focused on the issues of the land was not the norm for Independent senators as she disrespectfully and purposely made attempts at embarrassing the Minister of Sport. In my opinion, it was way out of line and character for someone as respected as Senator McKnight.

Looking at the proceedings made me see clearly the ugly side of our democracy. She took the time to not only question the Minister of Sports' practices but his intelligence and integrity as well.

Now, it is understood that all ministers are to account to the people, and that is a cherished part of our democracy, but to see these individuals who work so very hard to put our country on the world map be subjected to such rudeness and intelligently placed ridicule makes me absolutely disappointed.

Please, Senator McKnight, I urge you as a citizen of this country to follow in the footsteps of your fellow Independent senators who are more focused on the issues than the politics. Put us first.

Lucita Arthur


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