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Beyak, Demers, Duffy off full-time Senate committee service after shuffle

By Peter Mazereeuw      

Health problems have limited two Senators, while another is working her way back after being removed from committees by her caucus leadership.

Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak and Independent Senator Jacques Demers, centre, won't be serving on Senate committees after a shuffle to committee memberships, though that could change. Independent Sen. Mike Duffy will serve only on the Joint Library of Parliament Committee, which has yet to begin meeting in this Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, The Hill Times file photograph
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A handful of Senators won't be serving full-time on any Senate committees that meet regularly, after Senate leaders juggled the membership of the Upper Chamber’s committees two weeks ago. Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak (Ontario) was not given a seat on any committees by her party’s leadership in the Senate, carrying over Conservative Senate leader Larry Smith’s (Saurel, Que.) decision to remove her from four committees in the past year after she made controversial comments about First Nations people.

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