Liberal Senate retirements could be a 'pivot point' that decides whether or how the Senate is reshaped in 2020, says ISG Sen. Elaine McCoy.
Alberta is underrepresented in the Senate as well, with only six seats, say Senators Elaine McCoy and Patti LaBoucane-Benson.
'Once the legislation gets passed the House of Commons, they think they are done,' says the outgoing Senator of some influential government bureaucrats and politicians.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has re-committed to the TMX pipeline, amid fierce criticism from Alberta and Saskatchewan's conservative premiers of his government's environment and energy policies.
'There may well be a message to this to the main parties, that slagging each other will only take you so far,' says Greg Lyle.
‘The numbers are holding very closely to what they were last time. It all depends on turnout,’ says the 31-year MP Ralph Goodale.