Debate opens with questions about Canadian sanctions against Russia in the midst of ongoing Russia–Ukraine tensions. Pierre Poilievre, the minister of state for democratic reform, responds to another barrage of inquiries about the government’s Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23). Other topics of debate include the Supreme Court’s rejection of Marc Nadon’s judicial appointment.
Joe Oliver makes his first appearance as finance minister following the resignation of Jim Flaherty, who held the position for eight years. Mr. Oliver faces questions about quantitative easing within the private and banking sectors, income splitting, and ATM fees.