Tories block some House committee travel, want to stay in Ottawa as election looms
By Neil MossMar. 27, 2019
Half of all committee trips that have had their travel budgets approved by the Committee Budgets Subcommittee since November have not been granted travel authority by the House of Commons.
Liberal committee chairs Judy Sgro, second from left, Mark Eyking, second from right, and Wayne Easter, far right, say that the Conservative leadership is blocking committee travel, which complicates the work of the committees. Conservative whip Mark Strahl, far left, says not all committee travel has been blocked. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and file photographs
The Conservatives are blocking House committee travel, say some Liberal committee chairs, but Tory whip Mark Strahl suggested it’s only some trips.
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