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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Liberal Senator retires early, 2 seats now open

Not something you see everyday... a Liberal Senator John Bryden has decided to retire almost three years before the mandatory retirement age of 75 in order to spend more time with his family.

There are currently two Atlantic Canada Senate seats to be filled.

We'll all be able to say "Happy New Year" with a little more gusto this year... as of January 2, 2010, we'll officially be up on the Liberals, at 51 vs 50 in the Senate. (of course, we can still be outgunned if the two remaining PC's vote with the Liberals... we won't have an absolute majority until late 2010)

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  • At Wed Nov 04, 02:47:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Never count on McCoy the PC from Alberta.

    Take a peek at her website.

  • At Wed Nov 04, 03:01:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Hinchey's Store said…

    Then things can go through the House of "Sober Second Thought" a little more quickly.

    Thank goodness!
    Thanks for the scoop!

  • At Wed Nov 04, 03:05:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So, who would be the top contenders for the Senate seats? Being from the West, I am not familiar with the political movers/shakers of the region. Cheers. Fern StAlbert

  • At Wed Nov 04, 04:59:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Jerry Prager said…

    Pork pork pork mmmm did we say we'd never do this... pork pork...we don't care what we say, that's why we're in the Con Party. Pig out in the senate. Pork pork pork... we lied... again. pork pork pork

  • At Wed Nov 04, 05:13:00 p.m. EST, Blogger CanadianSense said…

    Did you include the Liberal senator up on charges?

    I think his trial is December.

  • At Wed Nov 04, 08:10:00 p.m. EST, Blogger wilson said…

    So will the Senate agree on 6 or 8 year terms?

  • At Thu Nov 05, 12:05:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Kind of interesting how Conservatives forgot all about elected senators once they get in power. How does it feel acting like Liberals?

  • At Thu Nov 05, 12:20:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Jerry, yes one of our aims is to alter the way Senators are chosen, but we are not blind to the real world. If provinces will not elect Senators, then the Conservatives will reluctantly appoint them. So far only Alberta elects Senators. If you don't like it, have your province elect a different Senator, otherwise quit whining.

  • At Thu Nov 05, 09:09:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Anon@12:05am, elected Senators? SOUNDS GREAT!!! Glad you support it!

    All the Senators Harper has named are supportive of Senate elections. Unfortunately, with the Liberal Majority currently seated there, we can't get any kind of reforms passed. So until then, you bet I'm in favour of reform the good old fashioned way... STACKING UNTIL WE HAVE A MAJORITY.

  • At Thu Nov 05, 09:33:00 a.m. EST, Blogger CanadianSense said…

    The provinces are not cooperating. You want the Federal Government to set up elections for senators too?

    Too funny.

    Liberals in Senate are blocking delaying the Will of the democratically elected government because MI is too weak to stand up and vote against the Government on confidence matters.

    1 in 80 votes?

  • At Fri Nov 06, 06:25:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Leonard said…

    >>as of January 2, 2010, we'll officially
    >>be up on the Liberals, at 51 vs 50 in the Senate.
    Actually, with the recent retirement, the Liberals will be down to 49 as of Jan.2/10. (They have 51 now, not 52.) Looks like Stephen Harper may not even need to appoint the extra 8 Senators after all.


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