Monday, April 11, 2011

LPC Proposed Letting AG Disclose Report, CPC Opposed..Why? Hmm

Mr. Jean-Claude D'Amours, LPC:  The motion reads as follows:
Whereas reports of the Auditor General of Canada are of critical importance to our democracy and whereas the Auditor General Act states that—section 5—each additional report of the Auditor General to the House of Commons made under subsection (1) shall be submitted to the House of Commons on the expiration of thirty days after the notice is sent pursuant to subsection (4) or any longer period that is specified in the notice and the Speaker of the House of Commons shall lay each such report before the House of Commons forthwith after receiving it or, if that House is not then sitting, on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the Speaker receives it. And whereas the Speaker of the House of Commons continues to hold office during dissolution of Parliament, that notwithstanding the Act, the committee calls on the Speaker of the House of Commons, in the event of dissolution of Parliament, to post a copy of any report of the Auditor General on the Parliamentary website the same day that he receives it.

From last meeting of Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Thursday, March 24, 2011. LPC proposed allowing AG to table report(s) if House dissolved. Bloc supported LPC. CPC Sexton & Kramp VIGOUROUSLY opposed. And NDP Christopherson weirdly supported CPC - trying to triangulate LPC? NDP prefers CPC to LPC? NDP willing to betray progressives because know AG report on G8/G20 will swing Ontario ridings to LPC? Probably just being dumb, I think. But you never know with the Layton NDP. They brought the CPC into power in the first place.

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