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More to 18 new Senate appointments story

Re: "New 18 Senators to likely sit until age 75, despite reform pledges," (The Hill Times, Jan. 12, p. 1). You must know why Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed 18 people to the Senate. To make any changes to the way Senators are appointed you need a majority of provinces to agree to an elected Senate. At last count, only four provinces were in favour. So Mr. Harper had a choice to leave them empty or appoint his own.

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More to 18 new Senate appointments story

Re: "New 18 Senators to likely sit until age 75, despite reform pledges," (The Hill Times, Jan. 12, p. 1). You must know why Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed 18 people to the Senate. To make any changes to the way Senators are appointed you need a majority of provinces to agree to an elected Senate. At last count, only four provinces were in favour. So Mr. Harper had a choice to leave them empty or appoint his own.

  

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Friday, January 30, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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