May 13, 2019
By Zoomer Podcast Network
Three Conservative MPs along with one NDP Member of Parliament are requesting that the House of Commons National Defence Committee be reconvened to examine the governing Liberals’ conduct in the investigation and prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. Federal prosecutors stayed the charges on Wednesday, saying they had no reasonable prospect of getting a conviction. In a letter sent yesterday to the clerk of the committee, the MPs say they are also looking to call a number of witnesses to the committee including Norman himself and the Prime Minister. Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the prosecutor said last week there was no government involvement in the prosecutor’s decision. Border Security Minister Bill Blair also defended the government in the Commons. Mark Norman was the second-in-command of Canada’s military before he was suspended in 2017 and then charged last year with breach of trust over alleged leaks of secret information about a navy shipbuilding contract. He’s being welcomed back to work by the chief of the defence staff General Jonathan Vance as soon as possible. Libby speaks with Erin O’Toole PC CD MP, Durham, Peter MacKay, former Minister of Justice & Attorney General, currently a partner at Baker McKenzie. Then over to political strategists John Mykytyshyn and Gerry Nicholls also weigh in.