Tories suffer setback as Speaker rules privileges breached

OTTAWA - The Harper government has lost two key rulings by the Speaker, who ruled it has breached the privileges of MPs. The political setback delivered by Speaker Peter Milliken stood in the House Wednesday afternoon is bound to heighten partisan tension and increase speculation about a spring election..."We're going to look at the budget when it comes forward," said NDP House leader Libby Davies on Wednesday. "If there are confidence motions that come forward we'll obviously discuss that very seriously in our caucus."