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Independent Senators Group calls for investigation into whether Sen. Beyak breached Senate Ethics Code

By Marco Vigliotti      

In a statement released Tuesday, Sen. Yuen Pau Woo, facilitator of the 39-member Independent Senators Group, said caucus members had filed a request with the Senate Ethics Officer for an opinion on whether the controversial Senator violated the Senate Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code by posting letters online that contained overt anti-Indigenous statements.

Senator Yuen Pau Woo says members of the Independent Senators Group are asking for an investigation into whether Senator Lynn Beyak violated the Senate Code of Ethics by posting hundreds of controversial letters online on residential schools and Indigenous people. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Members of the largest group in the Senate are calling for an internal investigation into whether Sen. Lynn Beyak broke rules of conduct for the Senate by posting controversial letters about Indigenous people on her parliamentary website. In a statement released Tuesday, Sen. Yuen Pau Woo (British Columbia), facilitator of the 39-member Independent Senators Group, said caucus members had filed a request with the Senate Ethics Officer for an opinion on whether the controversial Senator violated the Senate

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