No party politics allowed: ISG lays down the law in new charter
By Charelle EvelynOct. 4, 2018
Partisan political involvement is ‘not part of our brand,’ says ISG deputy facilitator Raymonde Saint-Germain after the Red Chamber’s biggest group approved its governing document.
The Independent Senators Group, led by facilitator Yuen Pau Woo and deputy facilitator Raymonde Saint-Germain, pictured in October 2017, unanimously approved its new charter on Oct. 3. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Members of the Senate’s largest group have agreed to stay away from partisanship of any stripe, both inside and outside of the Red Chamber, after approving a new governing document for themselves.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.