Senate puts Sen. Brazeau on leave of absence; Senators say media should focus on good work of Upper Chamber too

Newly-Independent Senator Patrick Brazeau drew a crush of television cameras and surprised even Senate staff when he turned out for a Senate vote Tuesday forcing him on a leave of absence over assault charges, and was the only Senator in the nearly full Chamber to voice opposition to the government motion intended to protect the Senate’s 'dignity' and 'public trust in Parliament.'

Senator Patrick Brazeau, pictured on Feb. 8 at the Gatineau court after he was released on bail after being charged with assault and sexual assault. The Hill Times photograph by Steve Gerecke

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED :Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 10:02 PM

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