October 21, 2013

Question Period

October 21, 2013

Controversial expenses claims filed by Conservative senators continue to dominate Question Period debate. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Paul Calandra, Mr. Harper’s parliamentary secretary, answer a number of inquiries on the matter. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt responds to questions concerning recent train derailments, including the July 6, 2013, derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Que.

Other topics of debate include Aboriginal affairs and a tentative Canada–European Union trade agreement.