House Speaker rejects privilege claim

Scheer: calls to Cotler’s riding 'reprehensible,' but did not impede his work

House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer called out his own party on Tuesday for sowing confusion among voters in an opposition-held riding. Scheer, elected as a Conservative,  said calls placed to Liberal Irwin Cotler’s constituents that falsely claimed he was stepping down from his post were “reprehensible.” Scheer, however, ruled the calls did not violate Cotler’s parliamentary privilege.

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