The Canadian Press

2015-04-24 | Senate Speaker Death

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Members of Parliament are paying their respects today to the Speaker of Canada's Senate, Pierre Claude Nolin, who died yesterday after battling a rare form of cancer. Government House Leader Peter Van Loan told the Commons that Nolin may have been a Conservative, but he was independent-minded when scrutinizing government legislation. (Nolin became Speaker just last November, the unanimous choice of Conservative, Liberal and independent senators who saw him as a smart, respected man who could steer the upper house through the final dramatic chapters of the expenses scandal that has rocked the Senate to its foundations.)

Date: 2015-04-24
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

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