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Scrums - October 19, 2011

Defence Minister Peter MacKay, NDP Shipbuilding critic Peter Stoffer, NDP MP Denis Blanchette, Liberal Leader Bob Rae, and Bloc Québécois MP André Bellavance reacted to the decision regarding contracts to build ships for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Contracts were awarded to Nova Scotia's Irving Shipbuilding and Seaspan Marine of British Columbia, while Quebec's Davie Shipyard did not receive a contract.

NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel responded to questions about the proposed reallocation of seats in the House of Commons and the nomination process for Supreme Court justices.

NDP Citizenship and Immigration critic Don Davies discussed the backlog for immigration applications, which has now grown to over one million names.

NDP Canadian Wheat Board critic Pat Martin continued to criticize the Conservative government's proposed changes to the Canadian Wheat Board.

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