Late yesterday the Home of Commons voted to again a Conservative transfer to summon political workers and civil servants to testify in regards to the WE Charity affair and about how the federal government dealt with a sexual-misconduct allegation in opposition to the nation’s prime soldier.
Earlier than the vote, authorities Home chief Pablo Rodriguez mentioned the Liberals will ignore the movement.
He argued that it has lengthy been a follow of Parliament for the buck to cease with cupboard ministers in relation to who’s held accountable and questioned at committee. He mentioned calling workers to testify is a type of partisan intimidation.
“Members of this Home are shielded from intimidation by way of our parliamentary privilege. It’s irresponsible for members to show this safety into weapons in opposition to those that usually are not lined by these protections,” Rodriguez mentioned within the Home of Commons Thursday.
“Not solely is it irresponsible, it’s a clear abuse of energy.”
Liberals attempting to cover the reality: Conservative MP
The Conservatives’ movement is aimed toward getting three members of the prime minister’s workers earlier than the ethics committee to offer extra info on the WE Charity affair.
In addition they need the previous chief of workers to the defence minister, who now works for an additional minister, to seem on the defence committee to shed extra gentle on sexual misconduct points within the Canadian Armed Forces.
The movement included an out: if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems within the aides’ place, for not less than three hours, that will do.
When introducing the movement, Conservative ethics critic Michael Barrett accused the Liberals of attempting to cover the reality.
“All of those people have direct data of the problems the committees have been finding out and so they should testify in order that Canadians can have the reality,” Barrett mentioned.