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Some House committees in ‘chaos,’ says NDP MP Julian

By Rachel Aiello      

New Democrats that sit on committees met last week to raise concerns about rules and procedure not being followed and ‘inappropriate comments’ being made.

NDP House Leader Peter Julian says there is 'chaos' in House committees due to rules not being followed, a move away from procedural guidelines, false information being passed around, and inappropriate comments being made. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

The Liberals promised to strengthen Commons committees, but some have gone “from censorship," under prime minister Stephen Harper's time in power, "to a chaotic structure" under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau so far, says New Democrat House Leader Peter Julian. Mr. Julian (New Westminster-Burnaby, B.C.) said that under the Conservatives in the previous Parliaments, House committees under rigid control from the executive branch of government were barely functioning. But he said so far "some committees" are operating effectively, while a

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