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Statement from Chief Opposition Whip Mark Strahl

Conservative Party of Canada | April 10, 2018

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Chief Opposition Whip Mark Strahl today issued the following statement to members of the Conservative National Caucus:

“Canada’s Conservatives have succeeded in having the National Security Advisor, Daniel Jean, agree to appear before the Public Safety and National Security Committee to brief Members of Parliament about how a convicted attempted murderer was allowed to attend events with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in India.

“We will leave it to the Prime Minister to explain to his caucus why he forced them to vote against numerous motions at Committee which would have allowed this briefing to happen weeks ago, and why he forced them to vote for 20 straight hours to prevent this briefing from occurring, only to suddenly allow it to happen days later.

“I would like to thank all Conservative MPs and Senators for their hard work in helping us get to this point. We have been relentless in keeping up the pressure on the Liberals for their India cover-up, but there is more work to do.

“The Liberals on the Public Safety Committee have repeatedly blocked these hearings and we cannot let the pressure off. That said, until Daniel Jean’s testimony is complete, the current ban on travel will remain in place. Unfortunately we cannot trust the Liberals to do the right thing unless we keep the pressure on them. I know we are up to the task.”

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For more information:

Office of Mark Strahl, MP Mark.Strahl.a2@parl.gc.ca 613-992-2940