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PMO says it's '100 per cent incorrect,' denies Tories only want ministers to testify on F-35s at Public Accounts Committee, not DND, Public Works and Industry officials

Conservative MP Andrew Saxton tables counter-motion to Liberal motion calling on several bureaucrats to testify. Ministers 'can run roughshod with the truth as they see fit,' says Liberal MP Gerry Byrne

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
National Defence Minister Peter MacKay says the auditor general is changing how government purchases are supposed to be calculated.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The government is attempting to outmanoeuvre the opposition parties and prevent a team of National Defence and Public Works managers who have overseen the $25-billion F-35 fighter jet project from being called to testify at the Commons Public Accounts committee, the opposition says.

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PMO says it's '100 per cent incorrect,' denies Tories only want ministers to testify on F-35s at Public Accounts Committee, not DND, Public Works and Industry officials

Conservative MP Andrew Saxton tables counter-motion to Liberal motion calling on several bureaucrats to testify. Ministers 'can run roughshod with the truth as they see fit,' says Liberal MP Gerry Byrne

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
National Defence Minister Peter MacKay says the auditor general is changing how government purchases are supposed to be calculated.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The government is attempting to outmanoeuvre the opposition parties and prevent a team of National Defence and Public Works managers who have overseen the $25-billion F-35 fighter jet project from being called to testify at the Commons Public Accounts committee, the opposition says.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 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.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE