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Abolish or reform Senate QP, elect next Speaker, say some Conservative, Liberal Senators

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House Speaker Andrew Scheer and MPs stand behind the bar at last year's Throne Speech in the Senate.

The Senate Question Period should either be abolished or its format significantly revised because it’s a “complete waste of time” and the next Speaker of the Senate should be elected by the Red Chamber, not appointed by the Prime Minister, say some Conservative and Liberal Senators. 

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Abolish or reform Senate QP, elect next Speaker, say some Conservative, Liberal Senators

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
House Speaker Andrew Scheer and MPs stand behind the bar at last year's Throne Speech in the Senate.

The Senate Question Period should either be abolished or its format significantly revised because it’s a “complete waste of time” and the next Speaker of the Senate should be elected by the Red Chamber, not appointed by the Prime Minister, say some Conservative and Liberal Senators. 

  

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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