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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, March 3, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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