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National Post April 12, 2019

OTTAWA — Liberal MPs have spiked a motion that would have seen the Commons justice committee hold hearings on the leak of information about the last selection process for the Supreme Court of Canada — a leak widely viewed as a political attack on former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.

In an hour-long meeting that consisted mostly of partisan bickering, the Liberals used their 5-4 majority on the committee to reject the motion, backed by both Conservatives and New Democrats. The motion did not give a list of potential witnesses, but called for the committee to sit additional hours to study the matter and report back by May 31.

“Is this the perfect venue to investigate this matter? No it isn’t,” said Conservative MP Michael Cooper during the meeting. “But seeing as the Prime Minister is seeming to take no action, and given that the attorney general has shown no interest in pursuing the matter, we’re left with where we are today.”

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