The complicated matter of James Bezan and Shelly Glover

The NDP appeals to the Speaker

Craig Scott offered the NDP’s perspective on the situation of James Bezan and Shelly Glover yesterday. Stephen Maher summarizes thusly.

The NDP said Monday it is prepared to let the Speaker decide the fate of two Conservative MPs who have refused to comply with an order from Elections Canada requiring them to file corrected election returns.

The party is taking a middle path between the Liberals, who have called for an immediate suspension of Manitoba Conservatives James Bezan and Shelly Glover, and the Conservatives, who argue that the matter should be settled by the courts before the two MPs are suspended.

Via Twitter, former parliamentary law clerk Rob Walsh questions whether the Speaker has the authority to suspend the two MPs.

Ms. Glover and James Bezan made their cases last Friday.