May 10, 2012

Scrums

May 10, 2012

NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen, NDP Deputy Leader Megan Leslie, Liberal House Leader Marc Garneau, and Bloc Québécois MP Jean-François Fortin discussed procedural strategies to delay the passage of the omnibus budget bill.

Government House Leader Peter Van Loan commented on the opposition tactics regarding the budget bill.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Industry Minister Christian Paradis, interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae, Cullen and Fortin spoke to reporters about the appointment of former foreign affairs minister Lawrence Cannon as Canada’s next ambassador to France. The former Conservative minister was defeated in the last federal election by NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat, who also commented on the appointment.