Trudeau Broke The Law When He Expelled Critics From Liberal Caucus, MP Says
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can’t seem to get out of his own way.
Just as the furor from what’s become known as the SNC-Lavalin scandal was dying down, Trudeau has given two of his former cabinet ministers who were at the center of the drama reason to revive it. Former Treasury Board minister Jane Philpott, who resigned from Trudeau’s cabinet in protest after the scandal broke, has asked the speaker of Canada’s House of Commons to rule that Trudeau violated Canadian law when he unilaterally expelled her and former Justice Minister and AG Jody Wilson-Raybould from the Liberal Party caucus last week.
According to the Globe and Mail, a law called the Parliament of Canada Act – which was amended in 2015 to include a process for expelling members from a party caucus – stipulates that a caucus vote via secret ballot must be held before an MP can be ejected. Trudeau didn’t hold a vote before effectively exiling the two dissident women from the party last week.
Trudeau told journalists last week he made the decision to oust them, saying “I have taken the decision to expel the honourable members from caucus.” – Zerohedge.com
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You would have thought Trudeau knew this. He became PM in 2015 and was leader of the Liberals since 2013.
What will happen? A slap on the wrist? More?
This story just keeps getting more and more interesting.