November 21, 2011

Scrums

November 21, 2011

NPD foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière reacted to the new sanctions against Iran aimed at stopping that country’s suspected nuclear weapons program.

NDP critic Charlie Angus (ethics and access to information) commented on the nearly $2 million that was spent to renovate the Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka, the site of the G8 summit. Renovations included $3,000 to raise a chandelier and more than $1500 to move a bed.

NDP deputy justice critic Françoise Boivin and Bloc Québécois intergovernmental affairs critic Jean-François Fortin responded to questions regarding Conservative Senator Pierre-Hughes Boisvenu, who is one of the Conservative government’s official spokespeople on the omnibus crime bill. Senator Boisvenu has criticized the Quebec government and the Quebec Bar Association’s objections to the legislation.

Liberal MPs Justin Trudeau and Kirsty Duncan, along with Green Party leader Elizabeth May, spoke to reporters about the government’s plans to cut funding for Canada’s ozone monitoring programs. Environment Minister Peter Kent did not respond to Trudeau’s question today in the House of Commons to define ozone.