The largest group in the Senate could ‘disintegrate into a number of pieces’ if the ISG chooses a new leader, says ISG Sen. Stephen Greene.
The Senate leadership could look very different early next year, with leadership contests or reviews expected for the Independent Senators Group, currently led by facilitator Yuen Pau Woo, left, the Senate Liberals, led by Joseph Day, and the Conservatives, led by Larry Smith. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, Steve Gerecke, and file photograph
The outcome of the fall election could spur big changes to the Red Chamber, Senators say, with talk that floor-crossing, forming new groups, and battles over who would form the opposition—or whether there will even be one—could all be in play.
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A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.
Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner