The Canadian Press

2016-04-05 | Senate Appointments

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Almost 300 Canadians were nominated to become the first senators appointed under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new process aimed at turning the Senate into a less partisan, more independent chamber of sober second thought.

Date: 2016-04-05
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 34 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << Justin Trudeau name 7 new Senators last month all chosen from a short list of 25 recommended by a newly-created arms-length Advisory board that board has filed its first report of the process and says it received 284 nomination from a host of groups representing a broad cross-section of Canada's population the nominees were 49% female 51% male 10% identified themselves as indigenous 16% as visible minorities in 4% as disabled and the report suggests interest in the new Senate appointment process was lowest in Quebec Terry Petrella Canadian press Ottawa >>