LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES EMBRACE SENATE-STYLE SELF-POLICING
OTTAWA â€“ The NDP rejects the majority report of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee which states that the current level of disclosure is â€œsufficient for the transparency and accountability of the House of Commonsâ€�.
â€œLiberals and Conservatives both seem happy with the current Senate-style self-policing,â€� said NDP Caucus Chair Peter Julian, after tabling the NDPâ€™s dissenting report in the House. â€œBut Canadians are tired of secrecy, entitlement and backroom deals. Liberals and Conservatives will use smoke and mirrors and band-aid solutions to try and deflect the attention from the only real solution, which is an independent oversight body.â€�