I have no ‘mechanisms of leverage over anybody’: Inside the Senate’s Government Representative Office
By Charelle EvelynSep. 26, 2018
With a combined $1.68-million budget, the three-Senator Government Representative Office is tasked with carrying the government’s flag in a sea of Upper Chamber Independents.
Alberta Senator Grant Mitchell serves as the government liaison in the Senate, making the switch from the Senate Liberal caucus in the spring of 2016. Photograph courtesy of the Senate’s Government Representative Office
In an Upper Chamber that is increasingly inching towards greater independence, gauging support for government legislation is “not a science—it’s an art,” according to the man tasked with keeping score.
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