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Published on 3 April 2014
Your Question Period by Senator Terry Mercer

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Hon. Terry M. Mercer:

Honourable senators, today I have a question from a concerned Canadian who has tapped into our offer to ask questions on their behalf. The question today comes from Helen Jackson of Armstrong, British Columbia.

Helen would like to ask the Leader of the Government in the Senate the following:

Would the Government consider allowing Provincial Premiers to put forward several names for consideration as potential Senators, with the PM being required to choose from the list? If not, why not?


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