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Question Period - October 4, 2012

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz faces a barrage of questions from Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair about a recall of beef processed at an XL Foods plant in Alberta, including allegations that the government failed to publicize relevant food safety information prior to the recall. There are also questions about the delay between the revocation of XL Foods’ U.S. exporter licence on September 13, 2012, and the suspension of its Canadian licence on September 27th.

Other topics of debate include violence against women within Aboriginal communities and allegations of partisanship in the appointment of Robert Abdallah (a former Montreal city manager) to a position with the Port of Montreal.

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