April 8, 2014 (QP3) - Pierre Poilievre re: Director of Public Prosecution

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Like me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pierrepoilievremp Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/pierrepoilievre Subscribe to my channel: www.youtube.com/pierrepoilievremp --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- April 8, 2014 (QP3) Mr. Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg North, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, Bill C-23 is an absolute failure. In fact, it is anti-democratic, and, quite frankly, the Prime Minister should be ashamed of himself for the manner in which he is forcing this bill through the House of Commons today. Today we witnessed the Prime Minister's democratic reform minister verbally assault the Chief Electoral Officer. How shameful it was. We are looking to the minister to do the responsible thing and to recognize that verbally assaulting the Chief Electoral Officer is wrong. He should apologize to all Canadians. When can we— Hon. Pierre Poilievre (Minister of State (Democratic Reform), CPC): Mr. Speaker, I stand by my testimony from this morning at the Senate committee. One point I made there was in quoting the 2012 and 2013 annual report of Elections Canada, which said, "Since the creation of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in 2006, when the Director of Public Prosecution Act came into force, the DPP acts as an independent prosecution authority...". Suggestions by the New Democrats and others in recent days attacking the independence of the Director of Public Prosecutions is demonstrably false, and I would suggest outrageous.

Published by: Pierre Poilievre
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Category: اخبار و سیاست