October 22. 2013

Question Period

October 22. 2013

Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau inquire about the ongoing Senate expenses scandal. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Paul Calandra, Mr. Harper’s parliamentary secretary, respond.

NDP industry critic Chris Charlton asks about a survey of federal scientists released by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). The survey addresses what Ms. Charlton describes as the government’s “muzzling of science.” Other topics of debate include the government’s position on Quebec’s controversial “Charter of Values,” support for the 2013 federal budget, and the unemployment rate.