OTTAWA—A Liberal senator was still at work — casting her vote along party lines a dozen times — four months after a geriatric psychiatrist declared her legally incompetent due to her worsening struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Liberal Senator Joyce Fairbairn, 72, has been receiving round-the-clock care for a year and a half due to her declining health from dementia and will not return to Ottawa for the time being, according to a letter her niece, Patricia McCullagh, sent to Senate officials earlier this month. The letter, dated Aug. 13, says that a geriatric psychiatrist signed a declaration of incompetence for Fairbairn sometime in February and that in April, McCullagh and Leonard Kuchar, chief of staff to Liberal Senate Leader James Cowan, co-signed a power of care that made them agents acting on her behalf. Senate attendance records show that Fairbairn regularly attended sittings in the Upper Chamber after being declared incompetent, missing seven sitting days between February and the end of session in June.We can all make cheap quips about the so-called sanity of our political class but very few meet the bar by being legally declared mentally incompetent.Senator Fairbairn met and passed that bar, through no fault of her own. There was only one honourable course of action available to the Liberal Senate leadership once it learned the status of Senator Fairbairn’s mental health. Instead, the Liberal Senate leadership chose the most despicable and morally bankrupt course of action available by choosing to ignore and exploit the Senator's condition. Thereby, turning our system of governance into merely a game of partisan one-upmanship. These liberals sent a big 'fuck-you' to even single Canadian in the country.