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have said that I am seeking counsel on this matter of what I can and cannot say, she went on. understand fully that Canadians want to know the truth and want transparency. Privilege and cheap canada goose jackets toronto confidentiality are not mine to waive, and I hope that I have the opportunity to speak my canada goose gilet uk sale truth. short speech prompted standing applause from the opposition parties across the aisle and silence from her Liberal colleagues.
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Her comments add drama to the testimony she is set to give to the Commons justice committee, which has launched a study of the matter. Liberal MPs on the committee had initially rejected calls to have Wilson Raybould testify, but relented on Tuesday and added her to the witness list. She expected to testify early next week, though the schedule is not finalized.
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The Liberals also voted down a motion to have Prime Minister Office staff come testify, including former principal secretary Gerald Butts, who resigned on Monday.
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But it appears there will be no public inquiry on the matter after the Liberals used their majority to defeat the NDP motion by a margin of 160 to 134. Two Liberal MPs, Nate Erskine Smith and Wayne Long, broke ranks with their party and voted with the Conservatives and NDP in favour of the motion.