May 1, 2012

Scrums

May 1, 2012

Treasury Board President Tony Clement responded to questions about the impact of federal job cuts. The latest round of job notices were sent out yesterday to 10 federal departments and agencies.

NDP National Defence critic Jack Harris spoke about the controversy over the F-35 procurement process. Senior bureaucrats testified today at the House of Commons Public Accounts committee and defended the government’s handling of the file.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and interim Liberal leader Bob Rae discussed the return of Conrad Black to Canada. The former media baron has been granted a one-year temporary resident permit to live in the country.

NDP Justice critic Françoise Boivin and Bloc Québécois Democratic Reform critic Louis Plamondon discussed the Quebec government’s court challenge of the Conservative government’s Senate reform bill.