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Last of a dying breed: Liberal Senators to maintain budget as group shrinks

By Charelle Evelyn      

According to the Senate rules, Sen. Art Eggleton’s fall retirement should trigger a nearly two-thirds reduction in the Liberals’ budget.

Liberal Senator Jim Munson is among 11 Senators remaining in the group that numbered 32 when booted from the national Liberal caucus in 2014. The issue of how the fund the Senate Liberals, whose numbers are dwindling, will have to be addressed in the fall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The remaining Senate Liberals won’t have to pinch pennies to finish out the fiscal year, after the Upper Chamber’s Internal Economy Committee agreed to continue funding the “disappearing species” at its current level, despite its declining numbers that would technically bump it down to a lower budget level later this year.

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