Andrew Scheer

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Mulcair Was the One Out of Line at Question Period

Mulcair made the biggest blunder in the exchange at Tuesday's Question Period. His frustration in his inability to get the government to respond is understandable, but as the rules currently dictate, the Speaker was enforcing the rules of Parliament. Mulcair's criticism of the Speaker in this scenario is thus akin to disrespecting the institution of Parliament itself.
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Speaker Chastises NDP

OTTAWA - The Speaker issued a broad plea for better behaviour in the House of Commons on Wednesday as he chastised the Opposition New Democrats for openly questioning his neutrality during question pe...
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Tories Gush Over This Guy

OTTAWA - Conservatives — including the Speaker of the House of Commons — have been feting Nigel Wright as Stephen Harper's former chief of staff leaves behind Ottawa and a brutal year to return to the...
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Partisan Mail? Us? Seriously?

OTTAWA - So what exactly makes it OK to use taxpayers' money to pay for one piece of mail from an MP, but not for another?The NDP is asking that very question as it fights a ruling that says the party...
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We Can Do Better Than This

OTTAWA - The Speaker of the House of Commons is appealing to government and opposition MPs alike to change the nasty, partisan and uninformative tone of question period.Andrew Scheer says there's litt...

Should Canada Trust Greece?

It seems that Greece is finally headed in the right direction and with Canada's support and the tireless work of ambassadors, the country's crisis may indeed eventually be overcome. However, the Greek government must continue its reforms in order to prove that it is worthy of this international trust.
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Speaker Protecting Conservatives?

Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer is in the hot seat over his decision to withhold letters sent to him two weeks ago about two Conservative MPs who have run afoul of Elections Canada. In a letter dated M...
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Tory Backbenchers To Test Ministers

All eyes this week will be on at least two Conservative backbench MPs who say they are prepared to challenge their own ministers in the Commons, following a ruling last week by Speaker Andrew Scheer t...
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Free Speech Motion DEFEATED

OTTAWA - A Liberal motion aimed at enhancing freedom of speech in the House of Commons was defeated Thursday.The motion failed by a vote of 150 to 96.The NDP backed the Liberal bid to have statements...
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Speaker Eases MP 'Muzzle'

OTTAWA - The Speaker of the House of Commons has cleared the way for a bit of free-for-all politicking prior to the daily question period.Andrew Scheer has told MPs if they want to deliver a member's...
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Hot Seat

OTTAWA - It's not easy being Andrew Scheer these days.The 33-year-old Speaker of the House of Commons is now getting pressure from all corners as he considers the question of how much freedom of speec...
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Warawa's Mind Is Made Up

Conservative MP Mark Warawa says he'll announce tomorrow whether he will appeal to the House over a decision that killed his anti-abortion motion, as some MPs continue to back his appeal to the Speake...
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More Tories Join Backbench Revolt

OTTAWA - A two-week parliamentary break seems to have done nothing to quell a rebellion by Conservative backbenchers against what they describe as stifling party discipline imposed by Prime Minister S...
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A Statement on Decorum From the Speaker of the House

In recent months, for a variety of reasons, the atmosphere in the Chamber has been difficult. Lately, it appears that all sides have, at different times, strayed quite far from the flexibility, accommodation and balance that ideally ought to exist in this place. Our electors expect all Members to make greater efforts to curb disorder and unruly behaviour.
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Speaker Limits Canadian Budget Votes

MPs will avoid a second marathon voting session on whether to implement policies contained in the budget after the House Speaker limited the votes to a maximum of 47. Speaker Andrew Scheer ruled Thur...