Stephen Harper: Flyers Fan?
While Harper has often waited until several vacancies accumulated before appointing a batch of new senators, his office said Keon’s vacancy had to be filled immediately.
“It is key to pass important legislation such as the budget bill, reform to the pardon system and ensure (Liberal Leader Michael) Ignatieff doesn’t use the Senate as the back door to block being tougher on drug crimes,” said Soudas.
So, you know, it probably doesn't help that one of his senators has made it abundantly clear that he values his job as a hockey commentator above his job as a senator.
So while the Caps and Pens have been the most obvious victims of the Habs surprise run, perhaps Harper's vaunted crime bills will also wind up as casualties.