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Duceppe slams staffer ban

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MONTREAL -- Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe says the Conservatives' decision to ban political staffers from appearing before parliamentary committees is "just unacceptable."

"Every citizen has a duty to testify when asked to do so, in a committee," he told reporters Monday. "How come those people would have a different standard than others?

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The Tories are expected to unveil a new policy on the issue today, when Parliament returns from a one-week break.

But Duceppe said the they're once again disrespecting Parliament and committees.

"The Tories themselves ask people to testify," he said. "And now, all of a sudden, those working for them won't have to face that duty."

This latest spat comes as a Commons committee investigates allegations of political interference in the release of documents under the Access to Information Act.

Duceppe made the comments in Montreal, where he was picking up an award from a sovereigntist association.

 

-- The Canadian Press

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 25, 2010 A8

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