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Senators to debate cutting ‘opposition,’ critics, out of Senate rules

By Peter Mazereeuw      

The leader of the Red Chamber’s largest group gave notice of a motion to delete references to the opposition throughout the rulebook.

Senator Yuen Pau Woo, the facilitator of the Independent Senators Group, is proposing to permanently rewrite the Rules of the Senate to give equal treatment to the multiple groups in the Chamber. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The leader of the Senate’s largest group has proposed cutting references to “opposition” leaders and legislation “critics” out of the Senate rulebook, the latest step in a campaign to permanently entrench the independence project begun in the Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and carried on by many of the Senators he has appointed.

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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