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Scrums - December 6, 2011

Interim NDP leader Nycole Turmel commented on the gun-shooting gestures made by Conservative Jim Hillyer during last month's House of Commons vote on the government's bill to eliminate the long-gun registry. The video was shot by Parliamentary cameras and surfaced on YouTube today, seemingly to coincide with the 22nd anniversary of the shooting deaths of 14 women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.

NDP MP Charlie Angus responded to questions about the government's decision to place the First Nation community of Attawapiskat under third-party management. Band councillors asked the appointed third-party manager to leave the northern Ontario reserve on Monday.

Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae discussed Jim Hillyer's hand gestures, a phone campaign that was targeting constituents in Liberal MP Irwin Cotler's riding, and the perimeter security deal between Canada and the United States.

NDP environment critic Megan Leslie responded to questions about Canada's commitment to the Kyoto Protocol.

Bloc Québécois public safety critic Maria Mourani also commented on Jim Hillyer.

NDP Treasury Board critic Alexandre Boulerice and Liberal transport critic Denis Coderre spoke to reporters about the RCMP's investigation into allegations of influence peddling concerning the appointment of a new president for the Montreal Port Authority.

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