March 24, 2015

Question Period

March 24, 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces questions from Tom Mulcair (the leader of the Official Opposition) and Justin Trudeau (the leader of the Liberal Party) about the government’s plans to extend and expand its military mission against the Islamic State; inquiries focus on the length of the proposed mission, the nature of Canada’s involvement, and the legal basis for possible airstrikes within Syria. Later, Steven Blaney (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) responds to calls for changes to Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, and Pierre Poilievre (Minister of Employment and Social Development) defends the government’s record on job creation.