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Some Senators criticize rushed process as Canada-U.K. transitional trade deal passes Red Chamber without committee review

By Neil Moss      

Bill C-18 passed through the Senate in two days without a formal committee study, nor a pre-study of the Canada-U.K. transitional trade deal.

Progessive Senator Peter Harder, left, and Independent Senator Peter Boehm supported the swift passage of BIll C-18, while Conservative Senator Leo Housakos and CSG Senator Diane Griffin supported the trade bill, but criticized the process in which it was passed. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and file photographs, and photograph courtesy of the Senate

For the second time in a row, the Senate fast-tracked a trade implementation bill without a formal committee review, drawing the ire of some members of the Red Chamber and raising questions about the Senate’s role in the trade process.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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