Published on May 18, 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses the Conservative Atlantic Caucus in Fredericton as Fabian Manning, Atlantic Caucus chair, look on Aug. 14, 2008. Harper is sending three of his losing candidates to the Senate, including two men who quit the upper house to run for the Commons. — Photo by The Canadian Press
Published on April 26, 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that defeated Avalon Convervative candidate Fabian Manning, and two other Canadans, wll be appointed to serve in Canada’s Senate.
The other two, also Conservative candidates who failed in the recent federal election, are Larry Smith and Josée Verner.
Manning had quit his Senate seat to run in the election for the Harper Conservatives.
“Our Government’s top priority remains the economy. As Canada emerges from the global economic recession, we will continue to help create jobs and growth,” Harper said. “We will continue focusing our efforts on getting tough on crime, in order to make our streets and communities safer.”
The incoming senators fill vacancies in Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador.