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CROWN - Crown Privilege - Parliamentary Privilege - Practice and procedure - Evidence

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 @ 8:39 AM  

Appeal by the Board of Internal Economy and the Speaker of the House of Commons from a Federal Court decision affirming a prothonotary's refusal to strike affidavit evidence. The respondents were past and present NDP MPs who sought to challenge decisions by the Board concerning the use of parliamentary funds and resources by the NDP for political mass mailing communications. The appellants moved to strike the proceedings on jurisdictional grounds, arguing the matters raised were within the exclusive privilege and purview of the House of Commons....