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‘Our senior ranks have been fleeing the ship,’ Senate administration still in flux, Liberal and Independent Senators push through temporary reorganization

By Peter Mazereeuw      

About half of the top Senate clerks and administrative staff weren't in their jobs last fall.

Conservative Senator Denise Batters opposed a decision by Independent Senator Larry Campbell, centre, and Liberal Senator Jim Munson to temporarily reorganize the Senate administrative structure while a new Senate law clerk is being found. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, The Hill Times file photographs

Independent and Liberal members of the Senate Internal Economy steering committee voted to reorganize the Senate administration until a new Senate law clerk is found, a decision the third member, Conservative Senator Denise Batters, described as an unnecessary consolidation of power under the remaining clerks.

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