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Canada Liberals, NDP block Conservative effort to have prorogation study include WE affair

23:25  06 october  2020
23:25  06 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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OTTAWA—The Liberals and the NDP have blocked an effort by the Conservatives to get the WE Charity affair probed ahead of a study into why The Tories had sought to get ahead of it by calling witnesses and requesting documents related to the Liberal government’s choice to have WE Charity

OTTAWA — The Liberals and the NDP have blocked an effort by the Conservatives to get the WE Charity affair probed ahead of a study into why the The government must provide a report within 20 sitting days to the Commons procedures and House affairs committee explaining why the August

OTTAWA — The Liberals and the NDP have blocked an effort by the Conservatives to get the WE Charity affair probed ahead of a study into why the Liberals prorogued Parliament.

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The government must provide a report within 20 sitting days to the Commons procedures and House affairs committee explaining why the August prorogation was necessary.

The Tories had sought to get ahead of it by calling witnesses and requesting documents related to the Liberal government's choice to have WE Charity run a multimillion-dollar student program.

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The Liberals and the NDP have blocked an effort by the Conservatives to get the WE Charity affair probed ahead of a study into why the Liberals The government must provide a report within 20 sitting days to the Commons procedures and House affairs committee explaining why the August

The Conservatives , supported by the NDP , had wanted Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion to explain findings from a report last week in which he said Prime The Liberal majority on a parliamentary committee has quashed an effort by opposition parties to further probe the SNC-Lavalin affair .

They argued there's a clear link between the parliamentary reset and the issue, accusing the Liberals of proroguing Parliament to stop several committee investigations into the controversy.

But Liberal committee chair Ruby Sahota ruled their effort out of order, partially on the grounds that it prejudges what is in the government's coming report.

NDP MP Rachel Blaney had earlier said that while the public does see a connection between the WE affair and prorogation, she had issues with the Conservatives' motion.

The Tories tried to overturn Sahota's ruling but it stood with the NDP's support. Before prorogation, the Liberals had been facing sustained heat over a decision to award a major contract to WE Charity, an organization with long-standing ties to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's family.

Trudeau has apologized for not recusing himself from the decision, which he has maintained was made by bureaucrats not under political pressure.

The Tories have vowed to keep up the pressure on the government over the issue and will likely to try to revive studies that had been underway at other committees before the government shut them down.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published October 6, 2020.

Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

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