February 25, 2013

Question Period

February 25, 2013

Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces questions from Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair about senators’ housing allowances in light of an announcement by Conservative Senator Mike Duffy that he will voluntarily repay $90,000 in improper housing claims. Mr. Mulcair also asks about Service Canada’s investigations of Employment Insurance claimants.

Liberal Party Bob Rae asks government House leader Peter Van Loan about the availability of services in Aboriginal communities. Mr. Van Loan also faces a number of questions about ineligible Senate expense claims, including those allegedly submitted by Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin.