“What unites us is our approach to the work and the belief that each region should be treated with dignity and respect.”
11 Senators have decided to form a new grouping, called the Canadian Senators Group.
The Senators say they will focus on regional interests, and ensuring that each region is “treated with dignity and respect.”
In a statement, Senator Larry Campbell said, “What unites us is our approach to the work and the belief that each region should be treated with dignity and respect. I think a broad-based but smaller group will enable us to do that.”
Alberta Senator Scott Tannas is the interim leader of the new grouping.
The other members are Larry Campbell (BC), Robert Black (Ontario), Doug Black (Alberta), Stephen Green (Nova Scotia), Elaine McCoy (Alberta), David Richards (New Brunswick), Diane Griffin (P.E.I), Josee Vener (Quebec), Vernon White (Ontario), Pamela Wallin (Saskatchewan).
With Canada increasingly divided, and both Western separatism and Quebec separatism on the ascendancy, this grouping of Senators is seeking to bridge some of those divides and ensure that Canada’s regional interests are addressed.
Whether they succeed remains to be seen, but by escaping the strict control of the established parties, these Senators may be able to actually speak their minds and get something done.
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