Non-Partisan Senate Appointment Process Set in Canada - State and Federal Communications

December 8, 2015  •  

Non-Partisan Senate Appointment Process Set in Canada

Flag of CanadaWith the Liberal Party taking office in Canada, a new process for appointing unelected Senate position is taking effect. Under the new process, an independent advisory board will use merit-based criteria to present a list of five potential candidates for each vacancy to Prime Minister Trudeau.

This new measure was motivated by the desire to have a more independent and non-partisan Senate.

Senators from the Liberal Party caucus were expelled last year after accusations of expense account abuse.

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