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Senate reform, prostitution laws on Manning confab agenda

03/01/2014 09:06 EST | Updated 05/01/2014 05:59 EDT
As the annual conservative confab rolls into its second — and final — day, the Senate will be front and centre as Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilievre takes the main stage to sell the crowd on his government's vision for the Upper House.

Will he make the case for reform or come out in favour of abolition? Stay tuned!

Also on the agenda this morning: Hill journalists share their perspective during what will undoubtedly be a lively Q&A with conference attendees, while Conservative MP Joy Smith talks prostitution laws with Sun News columnist Anthony Furey, and Institute for Marriage and the Family researchers take a closer look at what they claim is a "marriage gap between rich and poor Canadians."

Saturday afternoon, conference namesake and former Reform Party leader Preston Manning will comment on the less-than-rosy results of the latest polling numbers on the state of the conservative movement.

Finally, author and commentator Mark Steyn will wrap up the two-day event with a keynote address on "Conservatism and the facts of life."