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Senators say ‘no thanks’ to top job after Harder’s exit

By Peter Mazereeuw      

The Prime Minister’s Office has three weeks to find a new government team in the Senate before Senators return from the winter break.

Senator Peter Harder, left, officially resigned as the government representative in the Senate last week. Independent Senators Frances Lankin, Peter Boehm, and Tony Dean say they wouldn't want the job if it were offered by the PMO. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, file photographs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has yet to find a trio of Senators to take on the government representative, deputy, and liaison jobs in the Upper Chamber as of late last week, with three weeks remaining before Senators return from their winter break on Feb. 4 and legislation starts to move through Parliament. 

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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