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Jacques Demers to sit in the Senate as an Independent after quitting Tory caucus

OTTAWA — Sen. Jacques Demers is quitting the Conservative caucus to sit as an Independent.

The former National Hockey League coach made the announcement in a statement today.

There was no immediate word as to what prompted the decision.

Demers, 71, was appointed to the Senate in 2009 by then-prime minister Stephen Harper.

The Canadian Press

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