House Speaker finds Conservatives in breach of Parliamentary rules - Macleans.ca

House Speaker finds Conservatives in breach of Parliamentary rules

Matter goes to Commons committee for review

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House of Commons Speaker Peter Miliken found the Conservatives in breach of Parliamentary privilege when they refused to hand over cost estimates for anti-crime measures and when International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda told MPs she didn’t know who altered a ministerial document. The two rulings mean the complaints against the government will now be referred to a committee, which will recommend a course of action. MPs will have to decide whether to compel the government to issue all related documents and whether Oda lied to Parliament.

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