Opposition blows up Liberal Party after debate to call Prime Minister’s top aide in Vance

Katie Telford, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, arrives at a caucuses on February 27, 2019 in Ottawa’s Parliamentary Hill. Justin Trudeau’s Chief of Staff to testify was canceled without notice. (Sean Kilpatrick / Canadian Press)

Opposition parties are armed after a parliamentary commission meeting, which was expected to discuss seeking testimony from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief of staff, was canceled without notice.

Members of the Commons Defense Commission are preparing to continue discussions this morning as to whether to call Katie Telford to answer questions about the government’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct against retired General Jonathan Vance. Was there.

The debate began on Friday, with members of the Free Commission talking about watches, and the meeting was interrupted without a resolution.

Conservative defense critic James Bezan accused Liberal lawmakers and chairman Karen McCrimmon of canceling the meeting alone to protect Telford and the government as part of a cover-up.

McClimon did not immediately respond to the request for comment.

Meanwhile, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has said he will ask the House of Representatives to support a motion calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to dismiss Telford in the Vance case, but NDP defense critic Randall Garrison said he. The party says it does not support it.

Garrison says the responsibility for how the allegations against Vance were processed ultimately rests with the Prime Minister and Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan.

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