"I don't think any of you are going to be very surprised to hear that I'm not happy," Harper told Conservative MPs and senators. "I'm very upset about some conduct we have witnessed, the conduct of some parliamentarians and the conduct of my own office."
"Canada has one of the most accountable and transparent systems of government in the entire world," Harper said. "It is something we can never take for granted."
"I know that, like me and my family, that you are scrupulous about paying expenses of a personal nature yourselves... but that said, let me repeat something else I said in that same speech in 2005, and let me be very blunt about it: Anyone who wants to use public office for their own benefit should make other plans, or better yet, leave this room," Harper said.
"The Senate status quo is not acceptable, Canadians want the Senate to change," Harper said.