Power play: ISG Senators now equal to Conservatives, but unclear if Independents will get top committee positions
New Brunswick Sen. David Richards joined the Independents Senators Group last week, and Nova Scotia Sen. Stephen Greene is also considering joining the ISG.
Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos, top, chair of the Senate Internal Economy Committee, one of the most powerful committees on the Hill. Conservative Sen. Scott Tannas, above left, Liberal Senators Jane Cordy and Mobina Jaffer, and Conservative Sen. Elizabeth Marshall, all pictured Sept. 28. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade