Scheer revealed Sunday that he'd received a letter from Trudeau's lawyer, Julian Porter, serving notice of a possible libel suit over a statement issued on March 29, in which the Conservative leader accused Trudeau of leading a campaign to politically interfere with the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin and directing his former attorney general, Jody Wilson-Raybould, to break the law.
Amendments to the Parliament of Canada Act, spearheaded by Conservative MP Michael Chong, were passed in 2015 in an effort to decentralize political power on Parliament Hill and put it back in the hands of rank-and-file MPs.
"Expulsion should not be his decision to take unilaterally, however the decision had been already made", Philpott said, referencing Trudeau's comments to the national caucus that were televised last Tuesday when he announced their ouster.
The pair was removed by Trudeau last week, with the backing of Liberal MPs who said that the trust between the Liberal team and these two once-prominent faces on Trudeau's front bench had been "broken" over the course of the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Originally, it referred to Trudeau telling "lies" about not knowing about a conversation the clerk of the Privy Council, Michael Wernick, had with Wilson-Raybould on December 19.
Those votes never occurred in the Liberal caucus following Trudeau's victory in 2015. "It was my decision to make but the fact that the caucus was clear and united on that made my decision easier", he said.Читайте также: National Hockey League head coach gives interesting take on Bruins vs. Leafs playoff series
She's asking Speaker Geoff Regan to declare that their privileges were violated.
Asked whether he plans to follow through with his threatened lawsuit, the prime minister would only say that with an election on the horizon, he won't put up with politicians twisting the truth and distorting reality. The act states that recorded votes are to be held on four different provisions, including the provisions on expulsion of caucus members.
In the House of Commons, Philpott says the Parliament of Canada Act says MPs can't be kicked out of their party groups without a vote and Trudeau ejected them on his own.
Philpott said that because she and Wilson-Raybould were expelled, the situation is unique. Wernick's lawyer said the clerk never relayed that conversation to Trudeau because everyone went on holiday the next day.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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