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The Hon. George  Baker, P.C. Senator George Baker is the former MP for the riding of Gander - Grand Falls (Newfoundland and Labrador). He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1974, and was re-elected at every subsequent federal election. Since March 26, 2002, he has served in the Senate of Canada, representing the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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“I’m in favour of a less partisan Senate,” says Senator Charlie Watt as he formally supports the new Senate appointee for Nunavut

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Posted on 15 September 2009

OTTAWA – “We need to keep an open dialogue for our people, who are facing similar issues,” said Canada’s only Inuk Senator Charlie Watt as he stepped forward with Senate government leader Marjory LeBreton today to formally support new Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson as he took his oath of office.

It is not often that an opposition Senator will support a Senate appointment made by the government.  As he officially welcomed Senator Patterson to his first day on the job, Senator Watt said “I was hopeful that an Inuk would fill Senator Adam’s vacant seat, but I am in favour of a less partisan Senate, and respect Dennis Patterson as a friend and colleague. He has done exceptional work in the North.  We both have a job to do representing the Inuit, and I look forward to working together on issues of shared concern.”


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