Rejected by voters, Conservatives are Senate-bound

Stephen Harper names Smith, Manning, Verner to Upper Chamber

Stephen Harper plans to appoint a trio of Conservatives defeated in the last election to the Senate. Larry Smith and Fabian Manning, both of whom stepped down from their Senate positions to run as Conservatives, as well as former cabinet minister Josée Verner, are headed to the Upper Chamber. On the night he lost his bid for a Montreal-area seat in the House of Commons, Smith notably said he wouldn’t return to the Senate.

Canadian Press

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