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Senator Irving Gerstein takes part in a meeting in Ottawa on Dec. 4, 2013.
Senator Irving Gerstein takes part in a meeting in Ottawa on Dec. 4, 2013.
(SEAN KILPATRICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

On Senate scandal, a well-connected Tory keeps his cone of silence intact

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The silent senator has slipped away into the quiet again.

You could see Senator Irving Gerstein yesterday, clad in his customary pinstripes, looking upset at a committee meeting. But you couldn’t hear much from Mr. Gerstein about serious allegations around his role in the Senate scandal. His Conservative colleagues rallied around to block further talk about it.