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"Justin Trudeau is not entitled to just arbitrarily make changes to the House of Commons rules."
Conservative and New Democrats had started a protest at the procedures committee last month.
Robert-Falcon Oullette said he wasn't trying to suggest any untoward deal-making, but only showing how Speakers can express their constituents' concerns.
Robert-Falcon Ouellette told constituents at the event on Saturday that former Speakers told him the job allows for "great influence'' with the prime minister.
The boat, carrying 500 tonnes of fuel oil and diesel, ran aground in 1985 off Newfoundland