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August 21, 2019

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Liberals quash opposition effort to have ethics committee study SNC-Lavalin affair

Steven Chase

The Liberal majority on a parliamentary committee has quashed an effort by opposition parties to further probe the SNC-Lavalin affair.

The House of Commons Ethics Committee, on which the governing Liberals hold the most seats, voted down a proposal to hear from federal Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion and other witnesses.

The Conservatives, supported by the NDP, had wanted Mr. Dion to explain findings from a report last week in which he said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had violated the federal conflict of interest law.

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