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Commons committee debates damning report on government disclosure policy

OTTAWA -- A Commons committee is debating a report that recommends the Harper government be found in contempt of Parliament.

The draft 12-page report concludes the government is in contempt due to its refusal to fully disclose the cost of its tough-on-crime agenda, corporate tax cuts and plans to purchase stealth fighter jets.

No government has ever been cited for contempt before.

The opposition-dominated committee is to report back to the House of Commons later today.

A formal vote on the report is likely on Thursday, although the government could try to delay it.

The committee is separately considering a possible contempt citation against International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda for misleading Parliament.

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