With two new Senate appointments, Trudeau has now appointed half of the upper house - 2020-01-31

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F182.png With two new Senate appointments, Trudeau has now appointed half of the upper house January 31, 2020, John Paul Tasker, CBC News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named two new senators to the upper house — senior provincial public servants with experience working on Indigenous files.

Trudeau has now appointed 52 senators since taking office in 2015 — an unusually large number in such a short period of time. Former prime minister Stephen Harper let vacancies in the place pile up as the 2013-15 expenses scandal raged on.

Judith Keating will represent New Brunswick. William Brent Cotter will fill one of the Saskatchewan seats. The Senate is now closer to gender parity, with 48 women and 52 men in the chamber (five seats remain vacant).

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