Conservatives lose two ethics rulings by House Speaker

OTTAWA — The Harper government has lost two key rulings by the Speaker revolving around whether it has breached the privileges of MPs, and the political setback is bound to heighten partisan tension and increase speculation about a spring election...NDP House leader Libby Davies said Wednesday that there are a lot of rumours and speculation about what could happen in the coming days. “For us, the NDP, we’re acting in a very responsible way. We’re going to look at the budget when it comes forward.” “I mean, if there are confidence motions that come forward we’ll obviously discuss that very seriously in our caucus and make a decision on what we’ll do but we’re not into the speculation game.”