Politics in Canada
At present, the standings in the Canadian Senate are:
Conxervatives - 51
(Independant) Liberals - 29
Independent - 5 (Including suspended Senators Brazeau, Duffy & Wallin)
Vacancies - 20
With the coming retirements of two more Conservatives between now and the October election date, this lends itself to an interesting question...!
If Harper thinks he'd going to lose the election, will he stack the Senate with Conservative appointees, like Pierre Trudeau did with Liberals in 1984 before he left office?