Independent Senators won’t take orders from Harder, say new appointees
By Peter MazereeuwMay. 25, 2016
Still, some Senators whisper that new appointees are 'closet Liberals,’ says Sen. Pratte.
Senator André Pratte, pictured here with Senate government representative Peter Harder in April, will be introducing the government's controversial bill to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act in the Senate. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Independent Senators appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau say they have no plan to vote as a group or at the government’s instruction, despite whispers in the Senate that they are really “closet Liberals.”
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