On Tuesday morning, former MP and Liberal Party caucus member Jane Philpott asked the Speaker of the House of Commons if Prime Minister Trudeau broke the law with his recent dismissal of both herself and Jody Wilson-Raybould.

This comes in light of the recent revelation that Wilson-Raybould had recorded a phone call between herself and Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick.

This was what PM Trudeau used as grounds for dismissal and expulsion of both former ministers, calling Wilson-Raybould’s actions “unconscionable” and that they could no longer be trusted.

Philpott, now an independent MP, declared that within the Parliament of Canada Act, MPs are not able to be removed from caucus without a vote from the party itself, and although many ministers did publicly call for their dismissal, Philpott says there is no record of a caucus vote dedicated to the expulsion of herself and Wilson-Raybould.

Philpott is currently communicating with the Speaker of the House of Commons Geoff Regan on whether or not her argument could be sustained.


Featured Image: Jane Philpott and PM Justin Trudeau, Google Images

Written by Arnold Samson

Arnold Samson is a 1st Year Psychology student at the University of Guelph-Humber and is currently writing for The Avro Post as a journalist, which he joined in March 2019. Feel free to contact Arnold at arnold.samson55@gmail.com.

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