Last week, CanWest News’ Tim Naumetz reported exclusively that Liberal MP Don Boudria, chairman of the House Affairs Committee, could be in a compromising position since his committee is set to review the well-publicized request from the Gomery Inquiry to waive Parliamentary privilege for witnesses Chuck Guité and others who testified at the Public Accounts Committee. Justice John Gomery and lawyers want to be able to question Mr. Guité about his conflicting testimony he delivered before the Public Accounts and compare it to his more recent testimony before the Gomery Inquiry. But the House’s law clerk has told MPs that testimony from witnesses who appeared before Parliamentary committees is protected by Parliamentary privilege and can’t be cross examined or used to incriminate them, except in the case of perjury. The House Affairs Committee will now deal with the issue.
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