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‘Let her speak’: Conservatives drown out Bill Morneau while he delivers budget

‘Let her speak’: Conservatives drown out Bill Morneau while he delivers budget
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Conservatives in the House of Commons drowned out Finance Minister Bill Morneau as he delivered the federal budget Tuesday with loud chants of “Let her speak, let her speak,” a reference to former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould and the SNC-Lavalin affair.

As Morneau rose in the House to deliver the budget, members on the Opposition benches loudly clapped their hands and chanted “Let her speak, let her speak,” almost entirely drowning out Morneau’s voice.

After multiple attempts to drown out Morneau’s speech, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer led his party out of parliament.

It happened hours after Conservative MPs briefly stormed out of a meeting of the House Justice Committee after reporters were given a document outlining a Liberal motion to discuss hate crimes the morning after publicly calling for an end to the SNC-Lavalin investigation.

During the meeting Tuesday morning, the Liberal-majority committee voted to end the probe into the affair.

Last week, the Liberal-majority House justice committee refused to call back Wilson-Raybould to the committee to be questioned about the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Wilson-Raybould has alleged that the Prime Minister’s Office improperly pressured her to drop a prosecution of Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin on fraud and bribery charges.
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