December 5, 2011

Scrums

December 5, 2011

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson held a news conference in Ottawa today to express his support for the government’s omnibus crime bill. The Safe Streets and Communities Act was scheduled for a final vote later in the day in the House of Commons.

NDP environment critic Megan Leslie reacted to the Conservative government’s announcement that Canada will not renew its commitment to the Kyoto protocol once the climate change agreement expires in 2012. Environment Minister Peter Kent made the announcement during a teleconference from Durban, South Africa, where he is attending the UN climate change conference.

Liberal leader Bob Rae discussed Defence Minister Peter MacKay’s use of a military helicopter and also commented on Canada’s decision not to renew its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol.

NDP defence critic David Christopherson also questioned Peter MacKay’s use of military helicopter following a personal holiday.

Interim NDP leader Nycole Turmel commented on a controversial new citizenship guide for immigrants to Gatineau, Quebec.

NDP international trade critic Brian Masse commented on Canadian exportation of asbestos to India.