Not sure why my last post didn't get through on Blogging Tories, but I spent all day getting these videos done and on Youtube, so I will try again.
Here's a summary, day one of the Ethics Committee, Elections Canada is on the hot seat and the Conservatives are scoring points, left, right and center. This is not what the opposition parties expected, they are caught with their pantyhose around their ankles.
See this post for the related videos!
Working into the wee hours of the morning, the opposition develops a plan for day two.
1. Mayrand obviously contacts Committee Chair Liberal MP Szabo and complains about the abuse he got at the hands of the Conservatives. He takes the "fifth". Everything is now related to his appearance before a real court on real charges, and he has just realized that. It appears the Liberal Chair couldn't protect him from his own lack of evidence against the Conservative questions. So, Liberal Szabo tells all committee members they can not ask any questions related to the current court proceeding. Hello, didn't you think of that BEFORE you asked the witness to appear? Szabo is clearly incompetent. See video one.
2. Because Conservative members are clearly still gaining ground and showing Canadians that ALL parties do the same things, and that Mayrand has 5 made up "facts" that are ridiculous, the opposition, led this time by NDP Martin, call a motion to limit questions to Mayrand. They want to shut it down after the current round, the Conservatives still have questions and want 8 more rounds. The Conservative motion is defeated, the opposition motion passes (they have the majority vote). Say bye-bye to Mayrand, no more questions for Elections Canada. Disgusting behaviour by the opposition. See video two.
3. If that isn't enough, the list of potential witnesses is presented, and the first thing Szabo does is strick every single Conservative witness from the list, oh, he forgets one, but ever helpful NDP Martin adds that name to the list, so they are good to go. Liberal Jennings calls non-confidence on the Liberal Chair, which means all discussion is stopped and a vote must take place, then she changes her vote, so that the dirty unprincipled Liberals get to strike every single Conservative witness off the list!!! This was totally planned because Jennings for an earlier motion called non-confidence and was told to "pay attention", she obviously had the wrong motion, and her motion was all of a sudden, ignored by "rule" abiding Szabo.
The final icing on the cake, or puffin poop exposing, was when Jennings called for the end of the session before Conservative MP Scott Reid's motion for an independent inquiry into Elections Canada could be voted on. That's why you hear him yelling at Szabo in the third video.
All in all, it was a disgusting display of how the opposition parties have been operating in just about every committee in Parliament for the last two and a half years. Canadians watching no matter what political stripe had to be disgusted with how the Conservatives were trampled on by the opposition parties. They showed their devious little lefty minds, and it was ugly, but lefties will tell you it was democratic HA.