The prime minister denied his office's involvement in pressuring ex-diplomats into clearing their statements with the PMO before publicly commenting on Canada-China relations.
At a press availability before the meeting, Conservative MP Leona Alleslev, pictured with fellow Conservatives Michael Barrett, right, and Pierre Paul-Hus, said that a Liberal defeat of the motion would constitute a 'coverup.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
A Liberal-majority committee on Tuesday blocked a motion to investigate claims that a public servant sought to constrain the ability of two former diplomats to speak publicly about Canada’s diplomatic relations with China.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner