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NDP must choose between grilling and being grilled

Agreeing to adjourn early would postpone more committee testimony on ineligible NDP expenses, but it would also mean missing an opportunity to challenge the government on the Northern Gateway pipeline.

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NDP leader Tom Mulcair said last week he would deny the unanimous consent required for the House to adjourn early.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The government has put the NDP in a corner where it must decide whether to agree to a motion adjourning the Commons early for the summer—allowing the party to avoid damaging testimony on $36,000 worth of ineligible mailing expenses its MPs claimed—or oppose the motion in order to continue Commons sittings and attack the government over a green light it is expected to give for the controversial Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline to the B.C. Coast.

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NDP must choose between grilling and being grilled

Agreeing to adjourn early would postpone more committee testimony on ineligible NDP expenses, but it would also mean missing an opportunity to challenge the government on the Northern Gateway pipeline.

Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
NDP leader Tom Mulcair said last week he would deny the unanimous consent required for the House to adjourn early.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The government has put the NDP in a corner where it must decide whether to agree to a motion adjourning the Commons early for the summer—allowing the party to avoid damaging testimony on $36,000 worth of ineligible mailing expenses its MPs claimed—or oppose the motion in order to continue Commons sittings and attack the government over a green light it is expected to give for the controversial Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline to the B.C. Coast.

  

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