Senate reform could impact Aboriginal voices in Ottawa

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The Conservative government has tabled Bill C-7, which proposes to reform the Senate. If the bill goes through, senators will have term limits of twelve years, and will be required to stand for election, instead of receiving an appointment for life from the Prime Minister.

Right now, there are four Aboriginal senators in the Canadian Senate. Which leads APTN National News reporter Annette Francis to ask the question: how will Aboriginal people be represented in an elected Senate?

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.