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Wednesday May 22, 2013

Senate Trouble

Yet another senator is in the news today. This time one from Newfoundland and Labrador. Conservative Elizabeth Marshall chairs the committee that oversees the selection of senators for various committees. For her efforts, she gets just over 11-thousand dollars a year. But the Huffington Post says the committee met only once in the past two years. And that was only for 15 minutes. We reached Elizabeth Marshall in Ottawa this morning.

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Scholarship Winner

Zoe Wilkins of Clarke's Beach, Conception Bay North, will travel all the way across Canada to finish high school. She's just been named the winner of the Lester B.Pearson Scholarship for Nfld and Labrador. And it means a total of 80-thousand dollars. We've got Zoe on the line during her lunch break at Ascension Collegiate.

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Crosstalk

Our question for you: Should Mike Duffy resign as senator? Ramona's guests are Tim Powers, a Conservative political commentator and the Vice-President of Summa Strategies Canada, along with Edward Roberts, who spent close to 50 years in public life, including as a provincial cabinet minister and as Lieutenant Governor.

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