House Speaker finds Conservatives in breach of Parliamentary rules

Matter goes to Commons committee for review

House of Commons Speaker Peter Miliken found the Conservatives in breach of Parliamentary privilege when they refused to hand over cost estimates for anti-crime measures and when International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda told MPs she didn’t know who altered a ministerial document. The two rulings mean the complaints against the government will now be referred to a committee, which will recommend a course of action. MPs will have to decide whether to compel the government to issue all related documents and whether Oda lied to Parliament.

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