The chairman of the Senate committee charged with overseeing expense rules is firing back at the Liberal point man in the upper chamber over the level of accountability and transparency with senators' spending.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to name six new senators from Ontario, including an advocate for women in prison and the first female commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, CTV News has learned.
When it comes to Canadians' worst perceptions of the Senate, André Pratte is playing against type: he's begging for more work. Pratte is calling for his Conservative and Senate Liberal colleagues to let more independents sit on committees.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named nine, new, non-partisan senators Thursday, bringing him within reach of his goal to transform the discredited Senate into a more reputable, independent chamber of sober second thought.