National Post April 4, 2019
With the slightest hint of a smile, Poilievre dismissed allegations from Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux that he was being ‘repetitious’
OTTAWA — Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre’s marathon speech in the House of Commons rolled into its fourth day on Thursday as the Tories protest what they call a “coverup” of SNC-Lavalin affair.
Poilievre got some assistance from fellow Conservatives in the chamber, who rose every now and then to make rambling points of order that bore scant relevance to the proceedings. Although they were quickly shut down by the Speaker, the interruptions allowed Poilievre a few minutes to take a seat and drink some water.
But even in his fourth day of speaking for hours at a time, Poilievre’s voice was surprisingly unaffected by the ravages of uttering thousands of words.
Sporting a purple tie and a prosecutorial demeanour, Poilivere set his sights on Mathieu Bouchard , a senior adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office whom former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould identified as a major player in the SNC-Lavalin affair.
“His role in this has been little noticed. But it is one of great importance,” said Poilievre.