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plantguy





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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: new senators Reply with quote

What guarantee is ther that the new senators will toe the party line and pass the governments legislation? They can't be fired or disciplined and can conceivably vote any way they chose.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: new senators Reply with quote

plantguy wrote:
What guarantee is ther that the new senators will toe the party line and pass the governments legislation? They can't be fired or disciplined and can conceivably vote any way they chose.


No.

The current Senate set-up gives very little power to remove a Senator once they have been appointed.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's basically a gentleman's agreement. Same with the promise of recent Senators to step down and run for election when their province holds a Senatorial election. They can be removed from caucus, but not from their seat.
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