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Patrick Brazeau is on the long road to redemption

By Kate Malloy      

The 43-year-old Independent Quebec Senator knows he’s been given a second chance and says he’s going to try to do the right thing over the next 32 years in the Senate. But one Indigenous source said it will 'take years and years of quiet, dedicated hard work at the grassroots level' for Sen. Patrick Brazeau to redeem himself with First Nations.

Independent Quebec Sen. Patrick Brazeau, pictured in his Wellington Building office in Ottawa. 'I’m cognizant that I have a second chance here. I have time before me and I’m going to take advantage of it and try to do the best job I can.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Patrick Brazeau wants to redeem himself, and he has 32 years left in the Senate to do it. After facing a charge of sexual assault, angering First Nations leaders, getting permanently kicked out of the Conservative caucus, facing charges of breach of trust and fraud, getting suspended from the Senate for nearly three years over his Upper Chamber expenses, and attempting suicide, the 43-year-old Independent Quebec Senator said he is trying to clean up both his personal and

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