By Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator – Thursday, October 24, 2013
Pamela Wallin accuses 2 Senate colleagues of having ‘personal vendettas’
Sen. Pamela Wallin is accusing two Senate colleagues of having “personal vendettas” against her, and says that a motion to suspend her from the upper chamber without pay is “baseless and premature.”
In a measured and forceful speech in the Senate chamber Wednesday afternoon, Wallin accused the government and its leader in the Senate, Claude Carignan, of putting “the cart before the horse,” in attempting to oust her from the Upper Chamber.
Wallin singled out Sen. Marjory LeBreton, former government leader in the Senate, and Sen. Carolyn Stewart Olsen, saying they “could not abide” that she was outspoken in caucus, sometimes critical of their leadership and being an activist senator who “once garnered the praise of the prime minister.”
“In this chamber, Senator Marjory LeBreton derided me, accusing me of having an inflated view of my role.
‘“This narcissism … is the crux of the situation before us,’” Wallin quoted LeBreton as saying.
“In fact, the crux of the situation is not about narcissism – not hers or mine or anyone else’s – the crux of this matter is the lack of due process and a flawed system that allows personal vendettas to be indulged.”
LeBreton denied that she held a vendetta against Wallin. (Source: CTV News)