January 28, 2013

Scrums

January 28, 2013

Government House Leader Peter Van Loan responds to questions about the possibility of making changes to C-38 or C-45, in light of the Idle No More protests against the two budget-implementation bills.

Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae reacts to Van Loan’s assertion that First Nations will benefit from the budget bills.

NDP critic Romeo Saganash comments on his bill to align federal laws with the UN declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Bloc Québécois Leader Daniel Paillé speak to reporters about the Bloc’s bill to repeal the Clarity Act.

Mulcair and NDP finance critic Peggy Nash speak on the future of the budget watchdog. Kevin Page’s five-year term as Canada’s first parliamentary budget officer ends in March.