Tories go behind closed-doors in House committee to kill opposition motion to prevent omnibus bills

The governing Conservative MPs used their majority clout on a House of Commons committee Thursday to take the panel behind closed doors before voting down an opposition proposal to restrict the kind of omnibus legislation that sparked a 22-hour marathon of opposition voting last June in protest against the government’s massive bill implementing the federal budget.

Conservative MP John Williamson, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, told The Hill Times he could not discuss what went on in the House Affairs Committee room, but he defended the government’s use of omnibus legislation. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 10:47 PM

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