Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Standings in the Senate

There are three more vacancies in the Senate as Senators reached mandatory retirement. The Liberals are now down to 55 Senators, 56 if you count the Liberal outside of the caucus. By the end of August the Liberal caucus will no longer be a majority of the Senate. By October 6th they will not have a majority even with the Liberal outside of the caucus.

If the PM appoints Conservatives to the Senate, the standings after October 6th will be:
  • Liberals - 51
  • CPC - 47
  • Independent - 4
  • PC - 2
  • Liberal outside of caucus - 1
This means that as of the fall we will be seeing a minority situation in the Senate as well.
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