The Senate leaders will negotiate how to split committee seats and chairs between four Senate groups in the new Parliament, and numbers will matter.
Canadian Senators Group interim leader Scott Tannas, ISG Leader Yuen Pau Woo, Progressive Senators Group Interim Leader Joseph Day, and Conservative Senate Leader Don Plett. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Editor’s note: this story has been updated online to reflect Senator Jean-Guy Dagenais’ and Senator Percy Downe’s decisions to join the Canadian Senators Group on Monday.
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But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.
'It is a weird irony that integration is being isolated this way,' says Anita Singh, while others say there’s an opportunity for the diversity, inclusion, and youth file to play a larger role in government.