It 'was agreed to by ISG members, as part of an interim ISG membership policy that will be finalized later,' says new ISG facilitator Senator Yuen Pau Woo.
An interim membership process was instituted at the same meeting that saw members elect Independent Senators Yuen Pau Woo, left, and Raymonde Saint-Germain as facilitator and deputy facilitator, respectively, of the Independent Senators Group. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Senators looking to join the quickly expanding ranks of the Independent Senators Group will now be subject to the approval of at least 21 of the group’s existing 36 members, thanks to a new policy governing membership.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner