Senate Tories block steering group of committee studying contentious environment assessment bill
By Charelle EvelynDec. 19, 2018
They accuse the Independent Senators Group of not following meeting rules, but the ISG says the Conservatives are attempting to delay the ‘politically sensitive’ bill, C-69.
Senate Conservatives say a recent rendezvous between Liberal Sen. Jane Cordy, left, and Independent Sen. Rosa Galvez, right, pictured in May, both on the steering group for the Energy Committee, was against the rules. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
A move to block meetings of the organizing body of the Senate committee responsible for studying the Liberals’ sweeping environmental assessment bill isn’t an attempt to delay the legislation, says the Red Chamber’s opposition whip.
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