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The Independent Senators Group has disclosed that two of its members are card-carrying members of political parties and another is a high-paying donor, but the internal rules that required the ISG to publish the names are still a little hard to swallow for some members of the Senate’s largest collective. According to disclosures published last week, three members of the ISG have ties to federal political parties. Senator Stephen Greene (Halifax-The Citadel, N.S.) is a member of the Conservative Party,

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Some Independent Senators say ISG rules around political activity go too far

By Charelle Evelyn      

Sen. Stephen Greene is a Conservative member, Sen. Diane Griffin is a member of both the Tories and Greens, while Sen. Marty Klyne disclosed he’s a Liberal donor.

Three members of the ISG have disclosed their connections to political parties. Sen. Diane Griffin, left, holds membership cards for both the Conservative and Green parties, while Sen. Marty Klyne, centre, counts himself as a member of the Liberal Party-connected Laurier Club, and Sen. Stephen Greene, right, is a member of the Conservative Party. The Hill Times file photograph and photograph by Andrew Meade, and photograph courtesy of Marty Klyne’s office
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