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Liberal senators

Most expect the bill to survive a second reading but "accidents can happen."
Sen. Pierrette Ringuette will sit as an independent, effective immediately.
The Tory appointments kicked in only after the federal election.
OTTAWA — While the Senate Liberal caucus was busy telling Canadians how it plans to remove the shackles of partisan politics
A CBC examination of federal Liberal Party documents released Monday reveals that key details are still missing, eight months
MONTREAL – He promised an open nomination process, but Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau won’t necessarily stay out of any riding
If Trudeau wants to avoid allowing obvious, pointed questions to fester and undermine the momentum he has captured on Senate reform, he should now do four things to clarify the decidedly vague promises he has made to establish a new appointment process, and to make at least some of the other Senate changes that the Supreme Court of Canada rules Parliament can do alone.
2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Justin Trudeau thinks Canada's Senate has become irreparably corrupted through "extreme patronage and partisanship," and is trying to set a good example by opting-out of at least half of that equation. It's an exceedingly open question if Canadians even want the sort of reformed, "effective" Senate Trudeau's promising amid such great fanfare. The closer you look at the whole plan, in fact, the closer Trudeau's fix begins to resemble the classic solution in search of a problem.