Tory Backbench Revolt

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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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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...