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ISG Senators propose rule changes to prevent ‘partisan obstruction’ from blocking private members’ bills 

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Senate Conservative leader Don Plett says the changes are ‘ridiculous,’ but ISG Senators Murray Sinclair and Pierre Dalphond say there needs to be a path to a vote on bills after 15 died in the last Parliament.

Senators Murray Sinclair, left, and Pierre Dalphond, middle, pictured with then-Government Representative Peter Harder during a swearing-in ceremony in June 2018, have proposed changes to the Senate rules dealing with private member's bills. Photograph courtesy of the Senate

Two Independent Senators, frustrated by what they consider partisan stalling tactics that can kill private members’ bills, have proposed changes to the Red Chamber’s rulebook to make it certain they make it to a vote.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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