Speaker’s Ruling: Jane Philpott’s Question of Privilege on Caucus Expulsions

House of Commons Proceedings

Speaker’s Ruling: Jane Philpott’s Question of Privilege on Caucus Expulsions

House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan issues his ruling on a question of privilege raised on April 9 by Jane Philpott about the rules that govern party caucuses with respect to the expulsion and potential readmission of MPs. The Speaker rejects Philpott’s request to consider her removal from the Liberal caucus as a breach of parliamentary privilege. He also says he has no mandate to oversee internal caucus operations. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expelled both Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould from the Liberal party caucus on April 2. (April 11, 2019)