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    justin appointed a couple more recently.

    The current 'party' layout in the senate is
    • Independent Senator's Group ISG (47)
    • Conservative (31)
    • Liberal[a] (10)
    • Non-affiliated (8)
    • Vacant (9)


    Thus it's
    a) ISG + Liberal = 57
    vs
    b) Conservative + Non-affiliated = 39

    But
    while most consider Independent Senator's Group to be Liberal
    in fact 7 of them were appointed by Conservatives (Harper). The ISG existed, as a small body of non-affiliated mostly conservative appointed senators to bring additional balance without whip, before justin dumped a bunch of Liberals into it and whipped it.

    So, perhaps the numbers are actually
    Thus it's
    a) ISG(liberal) + Liberal = 50
    vs
    b) Conservative + Non-affiliated + ISG(Conservative) = 46

    With the 9 vacancies, that could tip the balance back conservative after the next election
    but
    the next 6 set to retire in 2019/2020 are all conservative,
    so
    really it'll be Liberal until the end of 2020 at least.


    justin has appointed 43(?) senators, with an average of 10 more years (2029) before retirement, the youngest will be gone in 2044. (14.3 per year)
    Harper appointed 59, over 10 years. (5.9 per year)
    Last edited by RangeBob; 10-05-2018 at 10:21 PM.

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    It'd be nice if we could elect a conservative leader who isn't afraid to use the powers of a majority government.
    I think Harper had to wear flush-a-by diapers under his pants he was peeing them so much between 2011 and 2015.
    Just about every time he saw a news stand or a TV set. And he still lost the election after 4 gimp years.
    He could have done so much more if his nut sack had something in it.
    The fed cons should be observing the Ford government in Ontario and taking notes.
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    The senate hasn't discussed Bill C-71 since this thread.
    This week the senate isn't holding any meetings.

    Next week, and every week thereafter, the Senate is in session at least 3 days a week, and 5 days a week if they need it.
    https://sencanada.ca/en/calendar/

    They may resume debate on Bill C71 Tuesday Oct 16
    https://sencanada.ca/en/content/sen/...p_2018-10-16-e

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    Sen Tony Dean checks his email late at night and replies (or someone in his office does for him). Keep sending those emails!

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