House Speaker Fergus fined $1,500 for partisan video

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Members of Parliament have imposed a $1,500 fine on Speaker Greg Fergus for using House of Commons resources for a partisan video that aired at the Ontario Liberal leadership convention last year.

MPs on the Board of Internal Economy – the governing body for the House of Commons that controls Parliament’s spending and adjudicates disputes – voted unanimously to fine Fergus for his video tribute to departing Liberal interim leader John Fraser.

The $1,500 fine was the highest amount the committee considered. Although some MPs argued for a lower fine, Bloc Quebecois MP Claude DeBellefeuille argued for the higher amount because of

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