Opposition expected to pressure Morneau on personal finances
The Opposition parties can be expected to resume hammering Finance Minister Bill Morneau today about his personal finances on the heels of another tumultuous question period.
It was so turbulent a Conservative M-P was booted from the House of Commons for heckling.
Morneau has been at the centre of an ethics controversy for weeks.
The latest questions concern new revelations that his father sold off about 1.5-million dollars in shares in their family-built company right before the minister made a major 2015 tax-change announcement.
Opposition MP's say they believe the tax news led to a dip in the stock market, including the value of Morneau Shepell shares.
An angry Morneau, visibly upset that his family had become a Conservative target, responded by saying he didn't think his questioner, Pierre Poilievre ``could sink any lower.''
The Liberals repeatedly dared Conservatives to repeat their accusations outside the Commons where they do not have parliamentary privilege.