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MPs can vote to suspend two Tory MPs without Speaker tabling letters from Elections Canada in Commons, says former House law clerk

By Tim Naumetz      

The past law clerk to the House of Commons says MPs can vote to suspend two Conservative MPs for failing to comply with a request from Chief Electoral Office Marc Mayrand to correct their campaign returns from the 2011 general election, regardless of whether House Speaker Andrew Scheer tables letters from Mr. Mayrand alerting him to the fact that the MPs are in breach of the Canada Elections Act.

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  PARLIAMENT HILL—The past law clerk to the House of Commons says MPs can vote to suspend two Conservative MPs for failing to comply with a request from Chief Electoral Office Marc Mayrand to correct their campaign returns from the 2011 general election—which would put their campaign expenses several thousand dollars over their Elections Canada limits—regardless of whether House Speaker Andrew Scheer tables letters from Mr. Mayrand alerting him to the fact that the MPs are in breach

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