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Conservative MP may have breached privilege with electoral vouching claims: Speaker

A government bill that would make it more difficult for thousands of voters to cast ballots in the next federal election faced another setback Monday when Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer ruled Conservative MP Brad Butt may be in contempt of Parliament for a claim he made about witnessing voter fraud in a past election.

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Conservative MP Brad Butt retracted claims that he had personally witnessed people take voter identification cards from garbages for others to use.

PARLIAMENT HILL—A government bill that would make it more difficult for thousands of voters to cast ballots in the next federal election faced another setback Monday when Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer ruled Conservative MP Brad Butt may be in contempt of Parliament for a claim he made about witnessing voter fraud in a past election.

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Conservative MP may have breached privilege with electoral vouching claims: Speaker

A government bill that would make it more difficult for thousands of voters to cast ballots in the next federal election faced another setback Monday when Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer ruled Conservative MP Brad Butt may be in contempt of Parliament for a claim he made about witnessing voter fraud in a past election.

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Brad Butt retracted claims that he had personally witnessed people take voter identification cards from garbages for others to use.

PARLIAMENT HILL—A government bill that would make it more difficult for thousands of voters to cast ballots in the next federal election faced another setback Monday when Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer ruled Conservative MP Brad Butt may be in contempt of Parliament for a claim he made about witnessing voter fraud in a past election.

  

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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CTV's Mercedes Stephenson and Rob Rosenfeld of the U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities.

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Finance Minister and man of the hour, Joe Oliver, arriving in his New Balance sneakers.

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Health Minister Rona Ambrose's Director of Communications Cailin Rogers and Policy Director Trina Morisette with Greenbridge's Sheefra Brisbin.

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Joseph Finkle, consultant at National Public Relations, and Navigator Consultant Will Stewart.

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House Speaker Andrew Scheer and his chief of staff Kenzie Potter.

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Greenbridge's Patrick Dion and Sheefra Brisbin.

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Deputy Chief of Staff in the PMO Howard Anglin.

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Treasury Board President Tony Clement.

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Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson.

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