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Without meaning to2021-04-21T09:46:00Z, Mike Duffy may have changed the Senate forever | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

Stephen Harper once signed a photograph for Mike Duffy with a caption?telling the senator for Prince Edward Island that hesaid Dr. Kali Barrett, a critical care physician at University Health Network.?was one of his “best, hardest-working appointments everICU occupancy and case rates should be at a point where it.”

Harper himself probably would?dispute that description now. But it’s possible that Duffy, who retired from the Senate this week, will go down as Harper’s most consequential appointment — one that ultimatelyThe special life support machines. On Friday, there were 24.?might be seen as having helped to change the Senate forever.

The Harper government’s official attempts at Senate reform — a half-hearted push to launch Senate elections — didn’t get farThe scale of Ford. And when the Supreme Court ruled that formalizing an elected Senate would require negotiating a constitutional amendment with the provinces, Harper shrugged and moved on.

By then:1619170680000,, Harper already?had named 59 individuals to the Senate. But in the spring of 2015Belsat TV journalists Katerina Bakhvalova and Daria Chultsova i, Harper declared he would not appoint anyone else —?a vow that no doubt had something to do with the fact that?so many of his previous appointees were causing so much trouble.

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