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Tony Clement responds

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To John McCallum’s challenge, the President of the Treasury Board tweets a citation.

Section 81(7) of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons. Thx.

Section 81(7) reads in its entirety as follows.

(7)  When main estimates are referred to a standing committee, the committee shall also be empowered to consider and report upon the expenditure plans and priorities in future fiscal years of the departments and agencies whose main estimates are before it.

Mr. McCallum is unconvinced. Mr. Clement stands by his interpretation.