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Senate swap gives powerful Internal Economy Committee chair to Independents, sets stage for new negotiations next session

By Peter Mazereeuw      

Members of the Independent Senators Group now have a chance to take some top committee seats, but the ISG didn’t get everything it wanted.

Senators Yuen Pau Woo, left, Liberal Joseph Day, and Conservative Larry Smith, who lead the Independent, Liberal, and Conservative Senate groups, hammered out a deal to reorganize the seats, chair, and deputy chair positions for the Senate's committees over the past few weeks. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Steve Gerecke, The Hill Times file photograph
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Negotiations between the Senate’s three largest groups finally ended last week, paving the way for a major rejig of Senate committee seats, and handing committee chair positions to members of the Independent Senators Group for the first time. The deal is only good for the length of this parliamentary session, however, and there are several remaining issues that could go back on the table when everything resets after the next prorogation. The Senate Liberal and Conservative leaderships are

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