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Lynn Beyak suspended from Senate without pay

The outspoken Dryden senator was suspended at the recommendation of the ethics committee over anti-Indigenous letters posted to her Senate website.
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Dryden Sen. Lynn Beyak has been suspended from the Senate without pay for the remainder of the parliamentary session. (File)

Dryden Sen. Lynn Beyak has been suspended from the Senate without pay for the remainder of the parliamentary session.

The suspension comes on the heels of a Senate ethics committee recommendation calling for her removal following the posting of what some say are anti-Indigenous letters to her website.

Beyak addressed the Senate on Thursday, saying she is being unfairly punished for her letters, comparing the to the suspension to the totalitarianism in George Orwell's novel 1984.

Beyak was appointed to the Red Chamber by former prime minister Stephen Harper in 2013, and removed from the Conservative caucus under current leader Andrew Scheer.






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