I don't know what it is about politicians. Scratch that, I do know. The problem with most Canadian politicians is they are always thinking about the end game. They will do whatever it takes to get elected and stay elected. They all aspire to that brass ring called the Senate.
The Senate is like winning the lottery. Its the ultimate retirement community for politicians. They don't actually have to do any work, (and many of them don't show up at all) they have about as much power as the Queen, but they are paid more. Used to be that a senate seat was for life but they changed it to 75. (which is essentially the same thing)Once you hit the senate you are home free.