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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta - Monday, February 12, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 17 Lice fighters Senate forced to swallow pride on bills OTTAWA (CP) - Visitors to Ottawa think of the glittering National Arts Centre for entertainment, but lately the best theatre in torn has been in the Senate. The 1973 sittings are barely a month old, and already the 93 members of the red chamber have twice been required to swallow pride, albeit noisily, and pass legislation ra short notice against a government deadline. And hardly one meeting has passed without a member taking a swipe at the errors of commission or commission by newpapers and brcadcaeters. In the last two weeks the senators have been asked to push through in a matter of hours a bill governing coastal and seaway shipping pilots and another providing funds for unemployment insurance. "This repetitious habit ef sending us very important bills . . . and saying that they must be passed speedily is sheer arrogance," protested Senator Kartland Molson (Ind.-Quebec) in one version of a speech given by others before 2nd after him. Referring to New Democrat policy to abolish the upper chamber, Senator Molson pro- tested last week that "if there is much legislation put through in this way . . . then I will be completely in favor of our abolition." The senators are still smarting from experiences in the last Parliament when they underwent similar humiliations. Once they even had to sit between Christmas and New Year's Day to ram a bill through before deadline. On each "shotgun bill coming in here to go out the same day," as Senator Molson calls them, most of the tight timetable is taken up with speeches protesting the indignity. But the blustering always gives way to acquiesence. "Honorable senators have complained about the Senate being kicked around. That is a natural hazard," says Senator David Croll (L-Ontario). "You always turn your other cheek. You are going to get it whether you are right or wrong." And so, evidently, they are. Nobody is more aware than the senators that they face criit-cism whichever way they move. If they were to dig in their heals, sticking to their constitutional role as the chamber of "sober second thought" they would be assailed, if not abolished. When they knuckle under to the pressure, they are dismissed as all bluster, no backbone. And that is where the almost- daily criticism of the news media comes in. Generally, only two kinds of stories about the Senate ever get prominence: The first is the sinister-senator story, based on the arm-long list of corporate directorships and potential lobbying powers some senators carry; the other is the senile-Senate story, emphasizing their political impotence. 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With the NDP stoutly opposed to these "corporate rip^offs," there were immediate suggestions-some from politicians themselves-that the government faced' imminent danger. There was no way the NDP could vote for this legislation, and if the Conservatives opposed it, on a "too little, too late" basis, that would be the end of the minority Parliament. DOUBTS DANGER Not at all, says Mr. Saltsman. "The govrenment has all sorts of options, and it is obviously aware of the dangers. If they bring in a package of goodies, roll them up in one legislative package with the corporate cuts, it will be impossible for us to vote against it." "And even if they do it separately after the budget has been passed, the defeat of a ways and means motion like this wouldn't necessarily bring them down.. "They would be in a position to go to the business community and say 'We tried to give you these concessions and the Tories wouldn't let us.' I don't htink the Tories would put themselves in that position." 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