Who to watch in the Senate as legislative crunch looms
By Peter MazereeuwApr. 1, 2019
A run-down of influencers in the Senate.
Independent Senators Yuen Pau Woo, Murray Sinclair, and André Pratte, and Conservative Senator Don Plett are among the most influential actors in the Upper Chamber. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Senators will have the last shot at altering the government’s signature bills as time ticks down before the summer break and the election campaign that follows, and a majority of the votes in the Senate can, in theory, be swayed.
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To encourage more investment in green technology, the plan also pitches a $340-million 'green patent credit' aimed at prodding companies to spend more on research and develop their products for market.
The prime minister said construction on the pipeline is scheduled to begin this summer. He was less clear about whether more pipelines will be needed, or how the government will recover the cost of the Trans Mountain.
The House of Commons International Trade Committee will have a pre-study on June 18 to hear from between 12 and 15 witnesses in preparation for the possibility that the committee will review Bill C-100 in the summer.
The risk for Andrew Scheer is that the Liberals will try to connect Doug Ford to Andrew Scheer and then try to connect that to hidden agenda, that’s not flattering to Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives,’ says Nik Nanos.