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Federal Court of Appeal sides with BOIE against NDP in satellite-office battle

By Laura Ryckewaert      

NDP MPs had been ordered to repay roughly $4-million by the Board of Internal Economy, which they've already started repaying though they've been fighting it in court for five years.

Montreal MP Alexandre Boulerice, pictured, is one of the New Democrat MPs caught up in the Board of Internal Economy's 2014 repayment orders and the subsequent court challenge, dubbed Board of Internal Economy et al v. Boulerice et al. He was ordered to repay $122,122 in all. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The NDP’s court challenge of the House of Commons Board of Internal Economy’s 2014 decisions ordering NDP MPs to repay roughly $4-million has hit a wall, after the Federal Court of Appeal ruled today to strike down the party’s application for judicial review.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert moved to Ottawa from Toronto roughly eight years ago to study a bachelor of journalism at Carleton University. She's been a reporter at The Hill Times since the end of June 2011.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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