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Senate’s plans to study C-69 stalled weeks after travel agreement struck

By Charelle Evelyn      

‘I think we have lots of time,’ says Conservative Sen. Michael MacDonald in response to charges of delay from Independent Senators.

Independent Sen. Yuen Pau Woo, left, says there’s resistance from his Conservative colleagues on the Senate Energy Committee to commit to travel plans. Conservative Senators Richard Neufeld, middle, and Michael MacDonald, right, say planning is ongoing. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, photograph courtesy of Richard Neufeld, and Hill Times file photograph

Despite an agreement to tour the country as part of its study of the Liberals’ sweeping environmental-assessment bill, the Senate Energy Committee still doesn’t have firm plans for its travel, leading some to suggest a deliberate opposition delay. But Conservative Senators say the Upper Chamber still has plenty of time to get through its review of Bill C-69.

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