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Opposition MPs claim Harper violated ‘spirit’ of Commons rules over using his Prime Minister's Hill office in Tory ad, later referred to in fundraising letter

But the PMO says Prime Minister Stephen Harper has broken no rules, that those House rules apply only when Parliament has been dissolved, and Parliament has not been dissolved.

 

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The real show's inside: Centre Block, pictured last week. Andrew MacDougall, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's press secretary, says the PM has broken no rules by using his Prime Minister's Hill office in a recent party ad.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Opposition MPs claim Prime Minister Stephen Harper has violated the spirit if not the letter of a Commons rule banning the use of House resources for election-related purposes by using his Prime Minister’s office on Parliament Hill as the setting for a television ad the Conservative party itself has linked to a possible snap election.

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Opposition MPs claim Harper violated ‘spirit’ of Commons rules over using his Prime Minister's Hill office in Tory ad, later referred to in fundraising letter

But the PMO says Prime Minister Stephen Harper has broken no rules, that those House rules apply only when Parliament has been dissolved, and Parliament has not been dissolved.

 

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The real show's inside: Centre Block, pictured last week. Andrew MacDougall, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's press secretary, says the PM has broken no rules by using his Prime Minister's Hill office in a recent party ad.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Opposition MPs claim Prime Minister Stephen Harper has violated the spirit if not the letter of a Commons rule banning the use of House resources for election-related purposes by using his Prime Minister’s office on Parliament Hill as the setting for a television ad the Conservative party itself has linked to a possible snap election.

  

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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