Vrooman for senate
Since our political leaders often tell us how important innovation is, I decided to innovate Canadian democracy by creating my own election campaign for the unelected Canadian Senate. With the help of my campaign manager, Kid in the Hall Mark McKinney, I ran against three sitting senators and won! Unfortunately, the government refused to recognize my win. Still pretty bitter about this.
My Campaign Ad
Toronto Star: Why I'm running for Canada’s Senate
Huffington Post: Scott Vrooman's Senate Election Campaign Is Biting And Hilarious
CBC Day 6: Scott Vrooman's satirical run for Senate
Canadaland: Short Cuts - Senate election
Colin has loudly and publicly defended the Senate, writing “In 2010 the Senate cost every Canadian $3.14 – one boutique cup of coffee.” It certainly lends some important perspective. For the mere price of a cup of coffee, you can feed a Senator for a year.
Through pure gumption and hard work, Linda became the daughter of a famous journalist and an influential businessman. She’s due to retire from the Senate in 2038. That job security allows her to focus on non-partisan public service, like chairing a fundraising dinner in honour of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper (who later appointed her to the Senate). The dinner raised $5.7 million for the Stephen J. Harper Hula Valley Bird Sanctuary Visitor and Education Centre (S.J.H.H.V.B.S.V.A.E.C.) in Israel. Stephen Jonasbrothers Harper cares about birds.
Don is a loser. That’s not meant to insult him, it’s merely a dispassionate statement of fact. In 2008 he ran in a federal by-election and lost very, very badly. Nonetheless, Stephen Harper appointed him to the Senate. If that sounds like the definition of unearned privilege, just remember: once Don turns 75 he’ll have to face the demeaning hell of unemployment all on his own, with nothing but a giant pension standing between him and financial ruin. Don earned a Masters degree from California State Christian University as well as an honorary doctorate from the Canadian Christian Clinical Counsellors’ Association. Neither of those places happen to be actual schools, but that doesn’t stop him from signing his press releases as “The Honourable Dr. Don Meredith.” After all, he didn’t go to a non-school for no years just to be called “Mr.”
I got an enthusiastic endorsement from the Kids in The Hall, who definitely know how to pronounce my name.
Along with endorsements from my many, many, celebrity friends.
A few testimonials featured on vroomanforsenate.com
Ultimately I won the election with 96% of the vote. Unfortunately...
Parliament Hill security refused to allow me to access my rightful place, so I remain a senator-elect in absentia. Total bullshit.