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Tories relent after opposition parties filibuster on mega-crime bill in House Justice Committee

Stiff government limits on debate in Parliament that NDP MP Martin claims stirred him into cursing on Twitter spread into the Commons Justice Committee Thursday, where the Conservative majority took opposition MPs by surprise with a sudden motion to end detailed study of a controversial mega-crime bill by midnight.

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Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.

 

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Tories relent after opposition parties filibuster on mega-crime bill in House Justice Committee

Stiff government limits on debate in Parliament that NDP MP Martin claims stirred him into cursing on Twitter spread into the Commons Justice Committee Thursday, where the Conservative majority took opposition MPs by surprise with a sudden motion to end detailed study of a controversial mega-crime bill by midnight.

The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.

 

  

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