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That’s what the Senate is for

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Responding yesterday during QP to complaints about the Immigration and Refugee Board, Jason Kenney sought the high road.

No, Mr. Speaker, they are not. In fact, I am aware of I think 2 out of 140 who have any association with the Conservative Party, unlike the Liberals who appointed the spouses of members of Parliament, the spouses of Liberal senators and failed campaign managers. The Liberals used the IRB as a partisan dumping ground. We have respected its role as an independent, quasi-judicial organization.

Conservative Senator Doug Finley is both the spouse of an MP and a former campaign manager. And he is joined in that independent, quasi-democratic institution by a former president of the Conservative party, a former spokeswoman for the Prime Minister, a former chair of Conservative party fundraising, failed Conservative MPs Josee Verner and Fabian Manning, and failed Conservative candidates Larry Smith and Yonah Martin.