CBC Lies About The Reason Behind
CBC Calls Tory Filibuster "Tit-For-Tat Retaliation"
CBC Accuses Tories Of Retaliating, Defends Liberals
Not attributed to any particular author, an online article by "CBC News" accused Conservatives in the House Of Commons of "retaliating" with a filibuster during budget votes, contrary to what was reported to be the real purpose by other news outlets and Andrew Scheer himself.
Scheer told reporters that his Opposition wanted to force the Liberal government to make Daniel Jean testify publicly about his unproven claim to reporters that "rogue elements" within the Indian government were responsible for an invitation sent to Jaspal Atwal, a convicted attempted-murderer, for an event in India. Liberals refused, thus, provoking Conservatives to use a procedural tactic during a budget session to shed light on the Atwal Affair and the Liberal government's refusal to admit wrong-doing and to have Jean make public comments about his unsubstantiated allegations. The Conservative-led tactic garnered significant media coverage and brought the Atwal Affair back into the spotlight successfully, however, the CBC has called the tactic a "tit-for-tat retaliation", in a highly editorialized article on March 23rd, 2018.
Following the filibuster, Liberals maintained their refusal to have Jean speak publicly to members of parliament about his unsubstantiated claims.
In an article attributed directly to CBC News, the unnamed author wrote:
After more than 20 hours of continuous voting, the Conservatives have ended their filibuster-like tit-for-tat tactics in the House of Commons.
The overnight vote was in retaliation after the Liberals voted down the Conservatives' motion to have the prime minister's national security adviser testify in front of a committee about the Jaspal Atwal affair.
"This has been a very, very long day," said Conservative House leader Candice Bergen just before MPs were given the OK to leave the floor Friday afternoon.
MPs have been voting on 250 motions since around dinner time on Thursday, which followed a full day of parliamentary work including question period.
The Conservatives had threatened to keep MPs in the House into the weekend, but they withdrew their amendment just before 3 p.m. ET on Friday.
The article proceeds to then trivialize the nature of Daniel Jean's unsubstantiated claims, while calling Atwal's invite nothing worse than "embarrassing".
The invite to Jaspal Atwal and the Liberal government's claims of "rogue elements" within the Indian government have soured relations between Canada and India, making Daniel Jean's claims far more than embarrassing.
Andrew Scheer's reasoning can be seen here in a clip from Global News.