Breaking News         Latest US News              New York News              Fx Tribune

Four Time-Saving Chrome Extensions You Should Know About
OTTAWA—Conservatives in the Senate will be picking a new leader this spring after Claude Carignan told his colleagues Tuesday he plans to leave the post at the end of March.The decision means the Conservatives will have a new leader in the upper chamber...

Claude Carignan to step down as Senate Tory leader | Toronto Star

OTTAWA—Conservatives in the Senate will be picking a new leader this spring after Claude Carignan told his colleagues Tuesday he plans to leave the post at the end of March.The decision means the Conservatives will have a new leader in the upper chamber...

Claude Carignan to step down as Senate Tory leader | Toronto Star

OTTAWA—Conservatives in the Senate will be picking a new leader this spring after Claude Carignan told his colleagues Tuesday he plans to leave the post at the end of March.

The decision means the Conservatives will have a new leader in the upper chamber less than two months before party members choose a successor for Rona Ambrose, the party’s interim chief in the House of Commons.

In a statement, Carignan says now is the time for the Senate caucus to renew its leadership.

Carignan has served as Tory leader since 2013, when former prime minister Stephen Harper installed Carignan in the post amid questions about the actions of Conservative Senate leaders during the Senate spending affair.

Carignan wasn’t made a cabinet minister like his predecessors, but sat on key cabinet committees as the Tories tried to distance themselves from the spending questions surrounding Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau.

Shortly after taking up his post, Carignan led the charge in the Senate to suspend all three senators without pay for two years.

Duffy was later acquitted at trial of all criminal wrongdoing, while the RCMP closed files on Wallin and Brazeau without laying any charges.

The affair accelerated the Senate’s modernization agenda, which included being more transparent about spending and exploring whether to televise proceedings.

Carignan says the Senate still has more work to do become the modern institution he wanted to see, but adds that senators have made “giant strides” over the past six years.

The Toronto Star and thestar.com, each property of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, One Yonge Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1E6. You can unsubscribe at any time. Please contact us or see our privacy policy for more information.

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

Breaking News Headlines

Tips For Those People About To Launch Their First Startup
Tips For Those People About To Launch Their First Startup
Comparing Deployment Methods of Cloud Computing
Comparing Deployment Methods of Cloud Computing
What You Need to Know to Prevent Flood Damage to Your Home
What You Need to Know to Prevent Flood Damage to Your Home
Reasons Why Millennials Prefer Luxury Apartments for Holidays
Reasons Why Millennials Prefer Luxury Apartments for Holidays
Shohei Ohtani - A New MLB Star in the Making
Shohei Ohtani - A New MLB Star in the Making
The US Stock Market after the Earnings Season
The US Stock Market after the Earnings Season
3 Common Video Editing Mistakes to Avoid
  3 Common Video Editing Mistakes to Avoid
Invest in Kotak Mutual Funds Online
Invest in Kotak Mutual Funds Online
Simple Ways to Reduce Car Insurance Premiums
Simple Ways to Reduce Car Insurance Premiums
How to Ensure your Product Stands Out
How to Ensure your Product Stands Out
Water Resistant vs Waterproof Flooring – Which is a Better Option?
Water Resistant vs Waterproof Flooring – Which is a Better Option?
Reasons Why Home Care Franchises are Becoming Popular
Reasons Why Home Care Franchises are Becoming Popular
POLLS Results ALL
Who is the most powerful actor in Syria

Front Pages
  • The Sun
NEWS ARCHIVES