March 30, 2012

Scrums

March 30, 2012

Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae and NDP deputy finance critic Robert Chisholm commented on the NDP’s decision not to allow the Liberals any time to respond in the House of Commons on the first day of debate on the federal budget.

Liberal MP Justin Trudeau spoke to reporters about the elimination of Katimavik, the youth volunteer program that was co-founded in 1977 by his father Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The MP also commented on his charity boxing match tomorrow against Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May discussed the impact of the spending cuts announced in the federal budget on the environment.

NDP official languages critic Yvon Godin and interim Liberal leader Bob Rae responded to questions about the resignation of Angelo Persichilli as Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s director of communications after less than a year on the job. The appointment had been criticized due to Persichilli’s inability to speak French.