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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