Trudeau broke law by kicking former ministers out of caucus, Philpott says

'There are consequences' for lying to Canadians: Trudeau on Scheer lawsuit threat

While Nutson said she will still vote Liberal in the next election, Philpott's ejection from caucus has killed her motivation to put long hours and energy into volunteering for the campaign again this year.

But the Liberals are pushing back, saying that at the start of this Parliament the Liberal caucus - including Philpott and Wilson-Raybould - agreed to opt out of adopting the part of the law in question.

Philpott said that because she and Wilson-Raybould were expelled, the situation is unique.

"From my understanding and from my participation... we followed the rules and procedures consistent with the legislation that was passed", said Ontario Liberal MP Adam Vaughan.

When later asked about Philpott's complaint, Trudeau acknowledged that the decision to expel the pair was his alone, but one he made after consulting caucus members: "The will of caucus was very clear, but I made the decision".

The prime minister is doubling down on his threats to sue the Conservative leader over comments he made about the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Читайте также: Redacted Mueller report to be released within a week

She has testified that she faced relentless pressure last fall from Trudeau, his office, the top public servant and others to override the director of public prosecutions, who had decided not to invite the Montreal engineering giant to negotiate a remediation agreement, a kind of plea bargain.

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.

"The leader of the Opposition pretends that he will not back down and he tries to make a show out of it", Government House leader Bardish Chagger told the House of Commons on Monday.

Wilson-Raybould quit the cabinet in mid-February and Philpott followed a few weeks later, saying she had lost confidence in the government over its handling of the SNC-Lavalin file.

The entire ordeal has put considerable pressure on Trudeau ahead of October's federal election, giving ammunition to political rivals and calling into question his commitment to the progressive values that helped him become a left-wing darling worldwide. 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. Scheer himself retweeted the statement that prompted the libel notice while his MPs repeatedly dared Trudeau to set a date for legal proceedings to begin.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2019 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Man Utd midfielder Herrera: I'll play for big team next season
Апр 12, 2019 - 02:30
Herrera joined Man Utd from Athletic Bilbao in 2014 and he has since made 187 appearances for the club. The 29-year-old has now added to rumours of a United exit after stating: "I won't close any doors".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IMF Turns More Optimistic About China's Economic Growth in 2019
Апр 12, 2019 - 02:29
The world's second biggest economy had grown by 6.6% in 2018, a setback after achieving record growth rates for the past 28 years. Still, America's ongoing tensions with China and other major trading partners remain a risk for the global economy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boeing orders, deliveries tumble as Max jet is grounded
Апр 12, 2019 - 02:29
Deliveries are financially important because that is when plane makers receive the bulk of money from airlines' purchases. It's the latest complaint in a growing number of claims against Boeing following two 737 Max crashes within six months.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Marvel Avengers Endgame new ‘Promo Poster’ reveals some details (SPOILER)
Апр 12, 2019 - 01:33
Regardless, the characters are definitely dividing into groups to work toward the same goal, much like they did in Avengers: Infinity War .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 4 bees found feeding on woman's tears inside her eyelid in Taiwan
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:48
The bees were extracted alive from her eyes . "This is the first time in Taiwan we've seen something like this", the doctor said. So, how did sweat bees end up camping out inside a 29-year-old woman's eye? She is expected to make a full recovery.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Southwest extends Boeing 737 MAX pull out by a week
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:47
Never the less, the US-based low-priced carrier maker with a market capitalization of 101.1 billion did not reveal an end-date. The No.1 US carrier had on March 24 said it had canceled flights through April 24, citing grounding of 737 MAX aircraft .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Captain Marvel look in Avengers: Endgame was Brie Larson's choice
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:47
That is when Hemsworth came up with a plan and it was to stuff Snickers candy bars into her shoes to make her appear taller. And I think as she started to gain a deeper understanding of the character, especially as she approached her own movie.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UK’s May concedes Brexit deal won’t pass ‘in near future’
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:46
Corbyn has said he was "waiting to see the red lines move" and had not "noticed any great change in the government's position". Labour's victor in the Newport West by-election, Ruth Jones, said she is against a no-deal exit from the EU.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Unai Emery not anxious about Arsenal's away form
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:43
Ancelotti has also warned his side against complacency, especially in defence following recent performances. "Our home form is excellent, so I am pretty confident when we play at home", he said .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA attorney general: Federal Bureau of Investigation 'spied' on Trump campaign
Апр 11, 2019 - 01:42
Trump has long accused the administration of his predecessor, President Barack Obama , of spying on his campaign. The FBI relied on the notorious Steele dossier, funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester City's Mendy vows to 'follow the rules' could return at Spurs
Апр 10, 2019 - 02:20
We are now in the final of the other and in the other two competitions, we are there. "Today, we didn't "conserve energy". On Saturday, English giants Manchester City beat Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 in the semi-final of the FA Cup 2018-19.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brexit: MPs talk ‘absolute nonsense’ while objecting to talks - leader comment
Апр 10, 2019 - 01:30
But the deputy leader of the opposition Labour Party, Tom Watson, said his party was on election footing. Mr Macron said if a decision were not made soon, Britain would have chosen a "de facto" no-deal Brexit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sterling trims gains as May set to argue for Brexit delay
Апр 10, 2019 - 00:50
The vote was passed in the House of Commons on Tuesday, with 420 lawmakers backing the government motion and 110 voting against. If Britain's exit is delayed beyond May 22, the EU has said it will have to take part in European Parliament elections.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top One step closer to football season! Browns release preseason schedule
Апр 10, 2019 - 00:49
Apart from the game that will be on national TV, the exact times and dates of the other three games are still to be determined. The Broncos will play in the 2019 Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, Aug. 1 at Tom Benson Stadium in Canton.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pamplin Media Group - Oregon misfires late, as Baylor advances
Апр 09, 2019 - 01:31
During her three seasons at Oregon, Ionescu scored 1,984 career points with 792 assists and 756 rebounds. The Ducks entered the game shooting 50.5 percent on the season.