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Trudeau government wants to make Senate independence reforms harder to reverse

Sunday 17:13 GMT

Justin Trudeau says his government hopes to make legal changes that will cement his transformation of the Senate into a more independent, non-partisan chamber, making it harder for a future prime minister to turn back the clock.

Senate holding up Liberal budget bill is the Senate Justin Trudeau envisioned, he says. “The reform that Prime Minister Trudeau very courageously announced and implemented … has to be completed,” she said in an interview.”It

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Sen. Kennedy Targets Bernie: He 'Doesn't Believe Illegal Immigration Is Illegal'

Friday 20:01 GMT

"Legal immigration is good for our country but illegal immigration is illegal and we should stop it because it undermines legal immigration," he said, emphasizing not all illegal immigrants are "bad people."

Gutfeld Rips Coverage of Cohen Sentence: 'It's Not Against the Law to Hire a Bad Lawyer'. Judge Nap on Cohen Sentencing: Trump Now In 'Crosshairs' of Mueller and NY Prosecutors. Kennedy said on "America's Newsroom," Sanders and many others on the left do not believe "that illegal immigration is illegal" and won't acknowledge that "walls work" along the southern border and in many other countries, like Israel. "Legal immigration is good for our country but illegal immigration is illegal and we should stop it because it undermines legal immigration," he said, emphasizing not all illegal immigrants are "bad people."

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McCain replacement Sen. Jon Kyl resigning at end of year

Saturday 15:24 GMT

Sen. Jon Kyl is resigning from the seat he was appointed to less than four months ago following the death of John McCain, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday.

Ducey sidestepped selecting a longer-term replacement after McCain died on Aug. 25, saying he picked Kyl because he was "the best possible person, regardless of politics" for the job. But Kyl made it clear he only agreed to the appointment out of a sense of duty and had no plans to stay in the job for long.

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Mike Duffy can’t take Senate to court over loss of pay, judge rules 

Saturday 22:44 GMT

An Ontario judge has delivered a blow to Sen. Mike Duffy in his bid for financial restitution over his dramatic and protracted suspension without pay five years ago, removing the Senate as a target in his multimillion-dollar lawsuit.

Justice Sally Gomery said in a ruling Friday that the Senate’s decision to suspend Duffy is protected by parliamentary privilege — a centuries-old right designed to protect legislators from having to answer to judges for doing their jobs — meaning Duffy can’t take the Senate to court over its actions.


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