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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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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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Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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