Trudeau government poised to start process for filling 19 vacant Senate seats in ‘coming days’
By Abbas RanaJun. 27, 2016
New Advisory Board members from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and British Columbia will be appointed to help fill vacancies for those provinces.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured June 20 in Ottawa. Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef will announce the names of new provincial members of the Senate Advisory Board in the 'coming days.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
After consulting the premiers to choose new members of the Senate Advisory Board, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is set to start the process of filling the 19 vacant Senate seats in the “coming days.”
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