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02 May 2016

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Date: May 2, 2016

For release: Immediate

 

Announcement from Senator Grant Mitchell


  OTTAWA – Senator Grant Mitchell announced that, effective today, he will sit as an independent.

 “This has been a very difficult decision.  I have greatly valued the experience of working alongside my Senate Liberal colleagues, their friendship and their support.  I have also admired and appreciated the leadership of Senator James Cowan immensely. 

However, over the past several months, my thinking has evolved about how best to address the pressure for change facing the Senate and this has led to my decision.  I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues in the Senate to meet this challenge.” 


 

For information contact:

 

Sarah Gray, Office of Senator Grant Mitchell        

(613) 995-4254 or sarah.gray@sen.parl.gc.ca          


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Date: Le 2 mai 2016

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Annonce du sénateur Grant Mitchell

  OTTAWA  - Le sénateur Grant Mitchell a annoncé qu’il siégerait à titre de sénateur indépendant à compter d’aujourd’hui.

 “Cette décision a été très difficile.  J’ai bien aimé travailler aux côtés de mes collègues libéraux et je leur suis reconnaissant de leur amitié et soutien.  J’ai également immensément admiré et apprécié le leadership du sénateur James Cowan.

 Cependant, au cours des derniers mois, j’ai changé d’avis au sujet des moyens à prendre pour faire face aux pressions exercées en vue de changements au Sénat, ce qui a mené à ma décision.  Je me réjouis à l’avance de collaborer avec tous mes collègues du Sénat à relever ce défi.”



Renseignements:

 

Sarah Gray, Bureau du sénateur Grant Mitchell    

613-995-4254 ou sarah.gray@sen.parl.gc.ca

 

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