Three rulings in 12 months

Ned Franks considers yesterday’s two rulings together with last year’s ruling on detainee documents.

Parliamentary procedure expert Ned Franks said no government in Canadian history has been cited so many times for ignoring the rights of Parliament. He offered two possible explanations.”(The rulings) suggest, to put it kindly, that the government is, at a minimum, ignorant of the rules and principles governing parliamentary democracy and, to put it unkindly, that they don’t give a damn and they’ll try to get away with what they can.”

The Globe sees contempt. Steven Chase adds yesterday’s rulings to Peter Milliken’s legacy.

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