December 8, 2015 •
Non-Partisan Senate Appointment Process Set in Canada
With 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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