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Dear ISG Senators, don’t back down, and stand your ground

By Jean T. Fournier       

It’s now up to the ISG Senators to make Senate reform a reality. There's no going back.

Members of the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, pictured on Oct. 3, 2018, on the Hill. It’s now up to Independent Senators to take action and bring about real and comprehensive Senate reform overall in the Upper Chamber, writes Jean Fournier. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—It’s now up to Independent Senators to take action and bring about real and comprehensive Senate reform. Senate reform is not only about the adoption of a new selection and appointment process for Senators. Here, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seized the initiative with a sense of urgency and determination and in March 2016 announced the appointment of seven Independent and non-partisan Senators recommended to him by the newly established Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments.

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