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NDP awaits key court decision in satellite-office saga after two days of hearings

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The motion to dismiss centres on whether decisions of the board can be reviewed by the court, a ‘major issue’ in the NDP’s challenge.

The NDP's court challenge of 2014 decisions by the House Board of Internal Economy continues. More than 60 current and former NDP MPs were asked to repay varying amounts by the board, totalling more than $4-million altogether, including a $408,573 repayment order for the NDP leader's office under Tom Mulcair. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Three years in, the NDP’s court battle with the House Board of Internal Economy over orders to repay satellite office and mail-out costs continues, with both sides now awaiting judgment on a motion to dismiss the NDP’s challenge filed by the board’s lawyers. A decision is expected later this summer, after hearings on the motion to dismiss took place in Federal Court in Montreal before Justice Jocelyne Gagné on June 27 and 28. The board has argued that

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