December 13, 2011

Scrums

December 13, 2011

Interim NDP leader Nycole Turmel, Liberal MP Stéphane Dion and Green Party leader Elizabeth May commented on Canada’s decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol.

NDP Justice critic Jack Harris, NDP Deputy Justice critic Françoise Boivin, and Bloc Québécois leader Daniel Paillé responded to questions about the Quebec government’s planned legal action against the federal government in order to save the data from the long-gun registry.

New Democrat MP Charlie Angus spoke about the upcoming meeting this week between Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan and Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence on the housing crisis in the First Nation community.

Liberal MP Irwin Cotler reacted to the House Speaker’s ruling regarding a breach of his parliamentary privileges. Cotler had complained about the Conservatives’ telephone campaign that falsely said he would be resigning. While speaker Andrew Scheer said that the tactics were “reprehensible”, he ruled that they did not impair Cotler’s ability to do his job as an MP.