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May 31, 2013

Trouble in Canada's upper house

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In the meantime, barring bad attendance, bankruptcy or the commission of treason or a felony, a senator gets to keep his or her perch until the legal retirement age.

Which means that Senator Duffy, assuming he is innocent of all of the above, is good to go until 2021.

Peter Black is a radio broadcaster and writer based in Quebec City. He has worked on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, in Montreal as a newspaper reporter and editor, and as a translator and freelance writer.

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