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For Harper’s Conservatives, Senate reform is mostly about the form

Here’s a thought: the Senate can act as a counterweight to the PMO’s influence over the House.

Photograph Official PMO Photo
Look out Senate, here comes Pierre: Prime Minister Stephen Harper named his favourite and most loyal mudslinger, Conservative Mp Pierre Poilievre, left, minister of state for Democratic Reform, pictured with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on July 15 in Ottawa, to clean house in the Senate.

 

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For Harper’s Conservatives, Senate reform is mostly about the form

Here’s a thought: the Senate can act as a counterweight to the PMO’s influence over the House.

Photograph Official PMO Photo
Look out Senate, here comes Pierre: Prime Minister Stephen Harper named his favourite and most loyal mudslinger, Conservative Mp Pierre Poilievre, left, minister of state for Democratic Reform, pictured with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on July 15 in Ottawa, to clean house in the Senate.

 

  

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Famous 5 Ottawa recognizes Wynne as a nation builder May 1, 2015

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne arriving at the NAC on Thursday, April 30, 2015. She was being recognized as a nation builder by Famous 5 Ottawa.

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Premier Wynne making a grand entrance to a standing ovation of Hill women on Thursday, April 30.

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson going in for a handshake with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

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Famous 5 Ottawa's founding chair Isabel Metcalfe and Malini Giridhar, vice-president of gas supply and business development at Enbridge. Ms Wynne joins a growing list of women who have been recognized for their leadership and courage in advancing equality.

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Maclean's journalists Paul Wells and Michael Petrou.

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