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There will be no showdown over booze taxes, after all.
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Potential impasse in upper chamber on budget bill.
The deadline to apply is Aug. 4.
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“We’re Liberals, whether you call us big “L” Liberals, or small ‘l’ liberals."
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The nominees were 49 per cent female.
It's reported that the RCMP won't press charges against 24 of 30 current and ex-senators.
That the present Senate is a bad joke, especially to British Columbia -- which has but two more seats than Prince Edward Island and four fewer than New Brunswick -- goes without saying. The temptation to simply say to hell with it is very strong indeed.
"Our position has not changed: the Senate should be fixed or folded but we should not be distracted by it."
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What Trudeau decides to do now with the upper chamber will have wider implications for the Senate and the Liberal legislative agenda.
The only way to earn the backing of Canada's eastern provinces for Senate reform would be to rip open Canada's fundamental law once more, putting everything back on the table and possibly plunging the country into yet another national unity crisis. This could set Canada back by years, if not decades.
Despite what may be the best of intentions, Justin Trudeau has not reformed the Senate.It's hard to see how turning 32 "Liberal Senators" into 32 "Senate Liberals" (as they are now called) really changes much. The real leadership that Trudeau has shown, which lies in the substance of Trudeau's forward proposals -- the one that truly would reform the Senate into the future -- has barely been mentioned. It's what Justin Trudeau has proposed for the future that would truly change the Senate, it's makeup, and its value to the Canadian people.
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