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Binnie sends rulings on 14 Senators who challenged AG’s report to Senate registrar

By Abbas Rana      

Ian Binnie provided rulings on Senate expense arbitration to the registrar, last week

Former Supreme Court justice Ian Binnie started the Senate dispute resolution process in September. He provided his rulings to the Senate last week. The 14 Senators who chose to take their cases to Mr. Binnie are: Quebec Ind. Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Quebec Conservative Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais, New Brunswick Liberal Sen. Joseph Day, Ontario Liberal Sen. Colin Kenny, New Brunswick Liberal Sen. Sandra Lovelace Nicholas, Nova Scotia Liberal Sen. Terry Mercer, Saskatchewan Liberal Sen. Pana Merchant, Nunavut Conservative Sen. Dennis Patterson, Manitoba Conservative Sen. Donald Plett, Northwest Territories Liberal Sen. Nick Sibbeston and Saskatchewan Conservative Sen. David Tkachuk. Three former Senators—Lowell Murray, Robert Peterson and Terry Stratton also challenged Mr. Ferguson’s findings before Mr. Binnie. Photographs courtesy of the Senate

Ian Binnie, the former Supreme Court justice who has the final say on all 14 Senators who challenged Auditor General Michael Ferguson's scathing audit on their Senate spending last year, released his rulings to the Senate's registrar last week. The report is expected to be publicly released in the coming weeks. Mr. Binnie, head of the special Senate arbitration process, submitted his rulings on individual Senators’ cases on Monday, Feb. 29, to the registrar. But Senators will receive their

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