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Roboscam: Harper's Speakerâ„¢ drops the hammer

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This is infuriating. The Speaker of the House of Commons is now ruling opposition questions about Roboscam out of order: “Questions have to touch on the administrative responsibilities of government not political financing.”

Think about the vastness of that now-forbidden territory for a moment. And watch our limited democracy shrink that much further.

Harper had recently come under international fire for muzzling Canadian scientists. Now, through his catspaw in the Speaker’s Chair, he’s going all out to muzzle the opposition in the House of Commons.

And what should be front-page news barely gets a mention in the corporate media—it’s as though the Parliamentary Press Gallery is on an extended sleepover with Rob Anders.

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