MPs finally stop voting after overnight Conservative filibuster

Conservatives are hoping a marathon of votes will force a Liberal advisor to face MPs

Conservatives in Ottawa want parliamentarians to hear from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security advisor, Daniel Jean, and they were willing to force the House of Commons to vote in an overnight session to force the government’s hand. A few weeks ago, Jean suggested to reporters that certain Indian officials had attempted to sabotage the PM’s trip to India, including by influencing attempted murderer Jaspal Atwal’s invitation to an event with Trudeau (and a now-infamous photo with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau). Now the opposition, including the NDP, want him to testify in front of MPs.


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