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October 21st, 2013

Opposition Day: NDP calls for an end to Senate partisanship

New Democrats will use their first opposition day tomorrow to end partisanship in the Senate.

The motion reads as follows:

“That, in the opinion of this House, urgent steps must be taken to improve accountability in the Senate, and, therefore, this House calls for the introduction of immediate measures to end Senators' partisan activities‎, including participation in Caucus meetings, and to limit Senators' travel allowances to those activities clearly and directly related to Parliamentary business.”