Trudeau’s senator ploy gets put to the test

Outcome of meeting with 46 independent Red Chamber members could be sign that group doesn’t feel bound by old-school agreements

by: Campbell Clark

There was a little bit of hidden glee among Conservatives on Parliament Hill at the thought that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s experiment with independent senators might hoist him on his own petard.

Some of the independents in the Red Chamber are toying with the idea of ping-ponging the Liberals’ hallmark bill to legalize cannabis back to the House of Commons, maybe even more than once, threatening to delay its passage – with the help of 32 Conservative senators…Read More

 

Trudeau’s senator ploy gets put to the test