Newspaper article The Canadian Press

SNC-Lavalin-Filibuster

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

SNC-Lavalin-Filibuster

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OTTAWA - (WATCH FOR DATING)

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A Conservative-sponsored filibuster in the House of Commons over the S-N-C-Lavalin affair is showing no signs of ending as it approaches the 24 hour mark.

The Tories have been using non-stop votes on government spending and points of order since yesterday to delay regular parliamentary business, all in an effort to force the government to allow former cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify at the Commons justice committee.

Wilson-Raybould has already testified -- after the prime minister waived cabinet confidence and solicitor-client privilege -- about how she was improperly pressured by the P-M and others to cut a deal with S-N-C-Lavalin so it could avoid criminal prosecution over bribery allegations in Libya.

But the opposition parties say the waiver from Justin Trudeau was limited in scope, and Wilson-Raybould should be allowed to expand on her testimony. …

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