House Of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer Is 'Harper's Boy'!
"As the House of Commons spring session winds to a close, Speaker Andrew Scheer has once again shot down an opposition attempt to pry information from the government. Outwardly, opposition MPs say they are disappointed but not surprised by Tuesday’s ruling, but behind the scenes, some members of Parliament are angry.
They believe Scheer, Parliament’s judge and referee, is favouring the Conservatives. The question is whether this anger will bubble to the surface as it did in Nova Scotia in 2010. Tuesday’s ruling involved Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, who tried to use his right as an MP to seek information from the government.
Cotler asked in writing how many groups the Finance Department consulted as it wrote up the budget. The department responded saying it met with “countless” organizations. The response was a non-answer, Cotler said as he asked the Speaker to step in because he said refusing to answer his question breached his rights as an MP.
“If this were allowed as a response, it would make a mockery of our written questions process,” argued Cotler. But Scheer refused to intervene. He ruled the government had provided an answer, said it wasn’t his role to determine how accurate or appropriate the answer was."
Excuse me for saying .... but the Speaker's ruling is complete and utter bullshit.