Two more senators defect to upstart group, one citing Scheer's leadership - 2019-11-18

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F182.png Two more senators defect to upstart group, one citing Scheer's leadership November 18, 2019, John Paul Tasker, CBC News

Two more senators are leaving their caucuses to join the upstart Canadian Senators Group — with Conservative Quebec Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais citing his discontent with Andrew Scheer's leadership as the reason for his defection.

The other defector, P.E.I. Sen. Percy Downe, is also joining the CSG — only days after he agreed to disband the Senate Liberal caucus and sit with his former colleagues as a member of the Progressive Senate Group.

Dagenais said Monday that Scheer disappointed in the last federal election. He argued Scheer's social conservatism on issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion torpedoed the party's fortunes in Quebec.

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{{cite news | first = John Paul | last = Tasker | title = Two more senators defect to upstart group, one citing Scheer's leadership | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/senate-defections-canadian-senators-group-1.5363311 | work = CBC News | date = November 18, 2019 | accessdate = November 19, 2019 }}