NDP, House prepare for Federal Court fight over secretive Commons Board of Internal Economy, $1-million free mailings

Lawyers for the NDP and the House of Commons are squaring off for a Federal Court battle over whether the court has the power to order a secretive board that governs the Commons to disclose confidential files for a ruling that the NDP violated House bylaws with more than $1-million worth of free mailings.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s party’s request for a court order to compel documents from the board—comprised of MPs from each of the three recognized parties in the Commons and chaired by House Speaker Andrew Scheer—is unprecedented. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Steve Gerecke

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED :Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 11:12 PM

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