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Scrums - September 20, 2011

NDP justice critic Joe Martin and Liberal leader Bob Rae reacted to the government's omnibus crime bill, which combines measures from nine previous bills.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and NDP critic Peggy Nash responded to questions about the global economy and Canada's economic outlook. Flaherty and Nash were also asked about the consulting firm Deloitte Inc., which is being paid almost $90,000 a day to advise the federal government on how to save money.

Industry Minister Christian Paradis also spoke briefly about Deloitte's contract.

NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar commented on the extension of Canada's mission in Libya. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is attending a meeting at the United Nations in New York, where he told reporters that Canada would extend the mission by three months.

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