Senator David Braley resigns

Senator David Braley, owner of the Toronto Argonauts. (Veronica Henri/QMI Agency)

Senator David Braley, owner of the Toronto Argonauts. (Veronica Henri/QMI Agency)

Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 3:33 PM ET

OTTAWA — Conservative Sen. David Braley has resigned from the upper chamber.

The Ontario senator sent in his resignation Nov. 30, effective immediately.

Braley is the owner of two football teams — the Toronto Argonauts and the B.C. Lions — as well as auto-parts manufacturer Orlick Industries.

The Hamilton businessman was appointed to the Senate in 2010 and is leaving three years before his mandatory retirement.

In September, he told the Hamilton Community News he had been weighing his future with the Senate over the summer.

He told the newspaper that the Senate spending scandal involving senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin, and Patrick Brazeau, as well as former Sen. Mac Harb, was making all senators look bad and creating anger amongst the public.

"We are being tarred and feathered," he told the publication.


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