The Prime Minister has appointed five new senators—official biographies are here.
Doug Black won a Senate vote in Alberta last year (and then found himself in some controversy over expenses). Denise Batters is the wife of the late Dave Batters, a former Conservative MP who committed suicide in 2009. David Wells has some history with the Conservatives and Victor Oh has some history with the Prime Minister.
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