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Tories approved $600,000 in Commons committee trips before rejecting cross-country hearings on election overhaul bill

Conservative MPs approved more than $600,000 worth of Commons committee trips across Canada and abroad before the government rejected opposition requests that a committee reviewing controversial changes to federal election law conduct hearings across the country.

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Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski, Parliamentary secretary to the government House leader, pictured in this file photo. MPs will have to move notice for a motion to approve the travel, after the NDP denied the necessary unanimous approval for speedy approval on Wednesday.

 

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Tories approved $600,000 in Commons committee trips before rejecting cross-country hearings on election overhaul bill

Conservative MPs approved more than $600,000 worth of Commons committee trips across Canada and abroad before the government rejected opposition requests that a committee reviewing controversial changes to federal election law conduct hearings across the country.

The Hill Times photograh by Jake Wright
Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski, Parliamentary secretary to the government House leader, pictured in this file photo. MPs will have to move notice for a motion to approve the travel, after the NDP denied the necessary unanimous approval for speedy approval on Wednesday.

 

  

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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