Liberal and New Democrat MPs dismissed the Conservative motion by a 6 to 4 vote.

The House of Commons ethics committee has voted against inviting a whistleblower to testify on insider dealing at Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a federal foundation that finances green technologies and was recently suspended following allegations of misconduct.

Conservative MP Michael Barrett on Nov. 22 had asked the ethics committee to invite the whistleblower who first reported mismanagement at the foundation to appear. Liberal and New Democrat MPs dismissed the motion by a 6 to 4 vote, as first covered by Blacklock’s Reporter.

Mr. Barrett said the committee in effect “voted to silence a whistleblower.”

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