Sunday, March 27, 2011

you say impeachment, I say contempt of Parliament

Let's call the whole thing off!

Apparently there are those who interpret Parliamentary law as saying that Stephen Harper is now barred from holding office due to having been found in contempt of Parliament. I'm not sure this is the case since the confidence vote was held before acceptance of the committee report finding the government in contempt could be voted on by the House of Commons. Still, a such a finding even at the committee level is significant. Certainly, the report would have been confirmed by the House, although I suspect the Conservative-dominated Senate would have sent it back to the house.

1 comment:

MgS said...

I don't believe that there's anything in our statutes that prohibts someone who has been found 'in contempt' of parliament from holding elected office.

Of course, one might wonder about electing such an individual in the first place ...