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Published on 28 September 2017
Hansard and Statements by Senator Percy Downe

Hon. Percy E. Downe:

As you know, Senator Harder, there is a Senate vacancy in Prince Edward Island with the retirement of our colleague and friend Senator Hubley. I have been asked if the same appointment procedure is going to be used as was used last time when we had our colleague Senator Griffin join us.

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Just to be clear, in the case of Prince Edward Island, are the same five individuals on the panel? And if you don’t know, I would appreciate if you could confirm that next week.

We obviously have highly qualified individuals in Prince Edward Island interested in serving the Senate, but we seem to have a few gaps within the Senate itself that the Prime Minister has often used to fill through Senate appointments, gaps in Parliament overall. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think we have any full-time farmers. I don’t think we have any full-time fishers, men or women, and I may be wrong. I’m not sure we have veterans any longer. All those categories are available in Prince Edward Island. Will they be given extra consideration by the appointments committee?

 

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