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Senate committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration meets in the Senate of Canada Building on on May 9, 2019.


Harris’ column had nothing to do with an informed discussion about privilege, says Housakos

PARLIAMENT HILL—I started reading Michael Harris’ column last week, “Senate should stop using privilege to cover up abuses in the Upper Chamber,” (The Hill Times, March 9) about parliamentary privilege with interest because of a recent report published by our Senate Rules Committee, of which I was chair, during the last Parliament. I was also interested because of my recent question to the chair of Senate’s Internal Economy Committee about the number of harassment complaints in the past year that were denied investigation because of privilege. I have yet to receive a suitable answer to that question.

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