Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae and his party’s MPs walked out on a Commons vote that approved Michael Ferguson, who does not speak French, to serve as Canada’s new a auditor general. “Officers of the Parliament of Canada should be able to function in both official languages,” Rae told reporters. NDP MPs, who opposed the resolution, remained seated. The resolution passed by a vote of 153 to 94.
Liberals walk out on House vote
Boycott targets unilingual auditor general candidate
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