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Senate 'shocked' by government's ethics bill, and could reject it

Top expert say it's not unconstitutional to have a single Parliamentary ethics commissioner.

The Senate has rejected a single Parliamentary ethics commissioner three times since 2002, but if it wants to do it a fourth time, it should, says one of Canada's leading Parliamentary experts.

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Senate 'shocked' by government's ethics bill, and could reject it

Top expert say it's not unconstitutional to have a single Parliamentary ethics commissioner.

The Senate has rejected a single Parliamentary ethics commissioner three times since 2002, but if it wants to do it a fourth time, it should, says one of Canada's leading Parliamentary experts.

  

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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