Senate speculation swirls

Is Harper getting ready to appoint a well-known victims' rights advocate from Quebec?

Amidst the political furor surrounding Stephen Harper and his decision to prorogue Parliament on Dec. 30, there has been some buzz about who he will appoint to fill the five empty Senate vacancies—two in Ontario, and one Quebec, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. The latest rumour out of Quebec is that Harper will appoint Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, who has become well known in the province for his work with families victimized by criminal acts. Boisvenu wouldn’t confirm the news, but did say he’s discussed the idea with his wife. He also believes that, as a senator, he could advance his call for increased support for the families of victims.

CBC News

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