Until his celebrated charity boxing match with Justin Trudeau last March, all most Canadians knew about Sen. Patrick Brazeau was that he was supposed to be a black belt in karate, and that everyone (including himself) predicted he’d clobber Justin.
We know a little more about him now, and from his record one can see what is wrong with Canada’s policies for aboriginals.
What is difficult to understand is why Prime Minister Stephen Harper ever appointed him a senator (Canada’s youngest at age 38), unless it was the PM’s way of showing how antiquated and unnecessary the institution has become.
He was hopelessly outmatched in his boxing match with Justin (he exhausted himself in the first round trying for a knockout, and suffered a technical knockout when the referee halted Justin’s windmill assaults).
A lot of things have since come to public attention about Brazeau.