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Have you watched Question Period from the public galleries? How’d it go? An Inkless bleg


 

For a piece of long-term journalism I’m thinking of doing, I’d like to hear from people who’ve watched Question Period, at any time in the last couple of years, from public galleries. I’m especially interested in hearing from you if you were visiting Parliament with guests, a school or community group, or in some other slightly-special-occasion type of situation.

What I’m wondering is:

• What was it about the exchanges between Opposition and Government that really stood out for you at the time, and lingers in the memory?

• Were people in your group struck, positively or negatively, by what they saw? Did anyone say anything while it was going on, or immediately afterward? As closely as you can recall, what did they say?

• Did you meet your own MP or other Members of Parliament, either that day or soon before or after? How’d that go?

• Would you go back? Have you since?

• Do you have any ideas for improving Question Period or the rest of Parliament’s work?

Feel free to discuss all this in the comments, but if you or anybody you know has a lot of memories of that special visit to Question Period, please email me at paul-dot-wells-at-macleans-dot-rogers-dot-com. Much appreciated.


 
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