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NDP understands rules, has 'recourses' to government action on use of House resources: Mulcair

Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Randy Hoback, pictured in this file photo, says the NDP should "take it on the chin" and repay the House of Commons.

PARLIAMENT HILL – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair vowed Wednesday that 23 New Democrats under pressure to repay a total of $36,309 to the House of Commons for sending out electoral or party literature prohibited under House bylaws have “recourses” the party intends to exercise before it concedes defeat in a battle with the government.

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NDP understands rules, has 'recourses' to government action on use of House resources: Mulcair

Hill Times photo by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Randy Hoback, pictured in this file photo, says the NDP should "take it on the chin" and repay the House of Commons.

PARLIAMENT HILL – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair vowed Wednesday that 23 New Democrats under pressure to repay a total of $36,309 to the House of Commons for sending out electoral or party literature prohibited under House bylaws have “recourses” the party intends to exercise before it concedes defeat in a battle with the government.

  

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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