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ISG jockeys for more Senate committee seats, as group grows

By Charelle Evelyn      

At 47 members, the Independent Senators Group comprises nearly 49 per cent of the Red Chamber, and is looking to have its numbers reflected in committee membership.

The Conservatives, Independent Senators Group, and Senate Liberals—led by, from left, Senators Larry Smith, Yuen Pau Woo, and Joseph Day—are renegotiating the composition of Senate committees. The Hill Times file photograph, photograph by Andrew Meade, and by Ulle Baum

As the largest group in the Upper Chamber, the Independent Senators Group is hoping to find more room on committees for its ever-increasing membership when discussions wrap up with Senate caucuses on the number of spaces assigned to each.

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