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Booted out of national caucus, most Grit Senators won’t be at Liberal biennial policy convention

Some Senators are ‘not feeling welcome,’ or ‘don’t want to be disruptive’ and aren’t going. While others say they’re ‘proud’ members of the party and will be there.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
He’s in: Liberal Senator David Smith, pictured in this file photo, who co-chaired former prime minister Jean Chrétien’s three consecutive majority wins in the 1993, 1997, and 2000 federal elections, said he will be at this weekend’s Liberal biennial policy convention. ‘I probably got several hundred friends, so why not?’ But most other Liberal Senators are choosing not to attend after getting the boot last month from Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

 

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Booted out of national caucus, most Grit Senators won’t be at Liberal biennial policy convention

Some Senators are ‘not feeling welcome,’ or ‘don’t want to be disruptive’ and aren’t going. While others say they’re ‘proud’ members of the party and will be there.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
He’s in: Liberal Senator David Smith, pictured in this file photo, who co-chaired former prime minister Jean Chrétien’s three consecutive majority wins in the 1993, 1997, and 2000 federal elections, said he will be at this weekend’s Liberal biennial policy convention. ‘I probably got several hundred friends, so why not?’ But most other Liberal Senators are choosing not to attend after getting the boot last month from Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

 

  

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