September 17, 2012

Question Period

September 17, 2012

In the first Question Period of the fall sitting, Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces a number of inquiries about the government’s economic strategy, including its approach to unemployment, income inequality, and a $50-billion trade deficit. Pierre Poilievre (parliamentary secretary to the minister of transport, Infrastructure and Communities) responds to conflict-of-interest allegations involving Nigel Wright (Mr. Harper’s chief of staff) and the lobbying efforts of Barrick Gold.