Today, Steve's partisan puppet Speaker Andrew Scheer punted a decision about Brad Butt lying to the House twice about personally witnessing vouching election fraud back to the House for debate. Because you can lie in the House, apparently - you just can't use the words "lie" or "liar".
You'll recall this bs about vouching encouraging voter fraud was the excuse the Cons gave to explain why they want their Fair Elections Act to prohibit vouching in future elections. And Butt sits on the committee studying it - PROC, the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, consisting of 6 Cons, 3 NDPers, and a Lib.
So a motion on whether to send the matter of Butt making shit up over to the committee Butt sits on for further study was debated until House Leader Peter Van Loan signalled he would call closure on it. So that's that - end of story.
Part of the debate on Butt's calandra-ing consisted of nutter Con MP Steven Fletcher, himself a former Minister for Democratic Reform, trying to bring a motion he termed "contempt of Canada" against the NDP because they declined his invitation to stand up as one and proclaim Canada's political system is better than Russia's.
Unlike the Cons, at least people in the Ukraine already know that.
Tuesday vote :
That the question of privilege related to the statements made in the House of Commons by Butt be referred to PROC : Yes - 110 ; No - 152
- with 1/5 of NDP and 1/3 of Libs not present for the vote, not that it would have made a difference to the outcome.
So there we have it - lying in the House now officially approved .