Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute to Jim Flaherty at a state funeral for the former finance minister at Toronto’s St. James Cathedral.
- Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand on CBC’s The House (February 8, 2014)
Changes proposed in the government’s Fair Elections Act will separate the Commissioner of Elections from Elections Canada and house it under the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Expelled Liberal Senators are still Liberal Senators, loyal to Trudeau.
Liberal Senators expelled by Justin Trudeau from the ‘Liberal National Parliamentary Caucus’ have refused to sit as independents, choosing instead to form a parallel ‘Senate Liberal Caucus’.
I am a Liberal Senator. I am leader of the Opposition. I am leader of the Senate Liberal caucus.
- Liberal Senator James Cowan
The new Senate Liberal caucus is still affiliated with the Liberal Party of Canada in defiance of the party leader who intended the Senators to sit as independents.
Senate Liberal leader James Cowan says Trudeau did not object to the creation of the new Senate Liberal caucus, despite his proclamation the previous day that “there are no more Liberal Senators.”