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Carignan’s office tells Conservative Senators to be on best behaviour as AG’s audit, election loom

By Abbas Rana      

In preparation for the next federal election and in an effort to manage the upcoming audit of the Senate, the Conservative Senate leadership has issued new marching orders for staffers and Senators. In a behind-the-scenes meeting on Friday, Jan. 30, Senate Government Leader Claude Carignan’s senior staff identified top priority bills the Conservatives want to see passed before summer, told Conservative Senators’ staffers to offer “absolutely” no comment to the media on the auditor general’s upcoming audit of the Senate, told them to check with the leader’s office for any communication with the media including any posts on social media and said they don’t want to see any surprises in any Chamber business from Conservative Senators.

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