November 23, 2011

Scrums

November 23, 2011

NDP critics Charlie Angus (ethics) and Alexandre Boulerice (Treasury Board) accused Treasury Board President Tony Clement of misleading MPs during his committee testimony on the G8 Legacy Fund. Minister Clement had testified before the House of Commons Public Accounts committee on November 2. The NDP also claims that the official transcript of Clement’s committee appearance was altered.

Interim NDP leader Nycole Turmel commented on the government’s bill that would require elected officials from First Nations to disclose their salaries. She also discussed the ceremony that will held be tomorrow on Parliament Hill in recognition of Canadian troops who served in the Libyan mission.

Liberal national defence critic John McKay also commented on the recognition ceremony.

NDP justice critic Jack Harris and Liberal MP Scott Brison reacted to the B.C. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Canada’s ban on polygamy.

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver criticized the NDP for hosting a briefing for a member of the European Parliament on the EU’s Fuel Quality Directive.

NDP environment critic Megan Leslie responded to Minister Oliver’s criticism.