December 2, 2013

Question Period

December 2, 2013

Opposition leader Thomas Mulcair inquires at length about emails sent by Benjamin Perrin, former counsel for the Prime Minister’s Office, concerning the Senate expenses scandal. The emails suggest that senior PMO staffers may have been involved in a deal to repay the expenses of Conservative Senator Mike Duffy.

Defence Minister Rob Nicholson responds to concerns about the role of Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSEC) in spying carried out by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) at the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto, Ont.

The government also faces questions about the replacement of the Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Que., and about a number of recent suicides within the Canadian armed forces.