It’s Friday, so the temperature during question period in the House of Commons will likely be lowered with the major players out of the chamber.
Three stories worth watching:
Senate expense scandal: Expect the opposition parties to continue trying to gain mileage from the Senate expense scandal with questions to deputy ministers and whomever else is charged with providing answers.
Budget bill: The Public Service Alliance of Canada will hold a news conference taking issue with the Conservative government’s new budget bill, which the union says will take away the democratic rights of federal civil servants.
Supreme Court: The Supreme Court of Canada will rule in the case of an Alberta man, Michael Cairney, who was acquitted of second-degree murder — but convicted of manslaughter — for shooting and killing a longtime friend. A court of appeal had earlier ordered a new trial. The high court will also decide the case of Bill Pappas, who was convicted in 2006 of killing Calgary cyclist Brian Kullman.