.@PierrePoilievre raises a point of order asking for the document that Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon is referencing an analysis of saying thousands of jobs were on the line. MacKinnon says he has no such document to table #cdnpoli #ETHI #SNCLavalin
@PierrePoilievre MacKinnon then slams Poilievre for having little experience in the private sector. MacKinnon clearly getting annoyed by Opposition points of order and complains. Committee Chair says it's his job to determine Points of Order. Terse exchange #cdnpoli #ETHI #SNCLavalin
@PierrePoilievre Now the MP I am most interested to hear from, Liberal @beynate who says he AGREES the Ethics Commissioner should be invited to testify, breaking party rank. Erskine-Smith is clear he thinks the Ethics Commissioner made legal errors though and wants to ask qs #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin
@PierrePoilievre @beynate Erskine-Smith tends to march to the beat of his own drum, he's not clearly on one side or the other on this. He sees mistakes made, but also doesn't agree with EC's report and thinks AG should have done greater due diligence #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #ETHI
@PierrePoilievre @beynate .@beynate says this was all about jobs but that it was pursued improperly and the Ethics Commissioner got the analysis "completely, completely wrong" #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #ETHI
@PierrePoilievre @beynate #BREAKING Liberals block bid to call ethics watchdog to committee even as wildcard MP breaks ranks globalnews.ca/news/5792866/a… #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #ETHI
@PierrePoilievre @beynate Worth noting the Liberals allowed the previous Ethics Commissioner to appear on her report regarding Justin Trudeau's trip to the Aga Khan's island. This time Liberals refuse to allow the Ethics Commissioner to testify #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #ETHI
@PierrePoilievre @beynate Also worth noting the Prime Minister appointed this Ethics Commissioner, the guy was his choice. #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #ETHI
@PierrePoilievre @beynate .@ElizabethMay & @CharlieAngusNDP refute idea this was about Cdn jobs. Emphasize the intl repercussions & how serious bribery charges against SNC are - bribing officials in Gaddafi's Libya, paying for prostitutes, say this is about Cda's intl rep #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #ETHI
@PierrePoilievre @beynate @ElizabethMay @CharlieAngusNDP For those who would like a breakdown of how MPs on #ETHI voted in the quashed bid to have the Ethics Commissioner testify on #SNCLavalin: #LPC MPs Baylis, McCrimmon, Vandenbeld, Fortier, MacKinnon vote against testimony. Lib MP Erskine-Smith votes in favour of testimony #Cdnpoli
@PierrePoilievre @beynate @ElizabethMay @CharlieAngusNDP All three opposition MPs vote in favour of having the Ethics Commissioner Testify: The #CPC's Lisa Raitt and Peter Kent, and the #NDP’s Charlie Angus. #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #ETHI
@PierrePoilievre @beynate @ElizabethMay @CharlieAngusNDP #CPC MP @lraitt is now accusing PM @JustinTrudeau of breaching cabinet confidence in his interviews with @AaronWherry in his book and asking that Wherry be called before the committee and table materials related to this in his book #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #ETHI
@PierrePoilievre @beynate @ElizabethMay @CharlieAngusNDP @lraitt @JustinTrudeau @AaronWherry MacKinnon tries to stop this by saying that Raitt has not tabled notice of her motion and it's not in French. Chair says that's preferred but not required #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #ETHI
@PierrePoilievre @beynate @ElizabethMay @CharlieAngusNDP @lraitt @JustinTrudeau @AaronWherry #NDP's @CharlieAngusNDP says he cannot go along with this motion, does not believe journalists should be hauled in front of Parliamentary committees, that is not what power of committee is for #cdnpoli #ETHI #SNCLavalin
@PierrePoilievre @beynate @ElizabethMay @CharlieAngusNDP @lraitt @JustinTrudeau @AaronWherry Raitt says she wanted to do it to find out more info that Ethics Commissioner may not have had. @lraitt withdraws her motion saying that she realizes others on the committee don't want to go with it, but they're now voting on it anyhow #cdnpoli #ETHI #SNCLavalin
@PierrePoilievre @beynate @ElizabethMay @CharlieAngusNDP @lraitt @JustinTrudeau @AaronWherry The motion to call journalist @AaronWherry is defeated. The Committee has now adjourned for they day. No probe, on one will be call to testify. That's it. #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #ETHI
@PierrePoilievre @beynate @ElizabethMay @CharlieAngusNDP @lraitt @JustinTrudeau @AaronWherry Conservative MP Peter Kent says that Liberal MPs who voted against having the Ethics Commissioner testify are complicit in obstruction of justice. Gives credit to @beynate for doing what he thought was right. Condemns Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon who does not normally sit on cmte
@PierrePoilievre @beynate @ElizabethMay @CharlieAngusNDP @lraitt @JustinTrudeau @AaronWherry Lisa Raitt says that PM has said he cooperated with the Ethics Commissioner, but EC talks about being stonewalled and not able to talk to some witnesses about what happened #cdnpoli #ETHI #SNCLavalin
@PierrePoilievre @beynate @ElizabethMay @CharlieAngusNDP @lraitt @JustinTrudeau @AaronWherry Raitt says she also wants to know where Ethics Commissioner's opinion and Mr. Trudeau's opinion diverged. Raitt says if the PM thinks the report is wrong he should take it to the Federal Court of Appeal instead of shutting down committee #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #ETHI
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