Return of the dots

Our visual guide to Question Period

by Aaron Wherry

With the House now back in session, here again is the Interactive Commons, our visual representation of Question Period.

During the fall sitting, the Prime Minister, understandably, responded to the most questions. Diane Finley, whose responsibilities include Old Age Security and Employment Insurance, ranked second, again understandably. Third though was Pierre Poilievre: a Conservative MP who does not have a cabinet seat. Mr. Poilievre has become the government’s designated spokesman on all matters of general discomfort: robocalls, ethics, the campaign of Peter Penashue and so forth.

Thomas Mulcair leads in questions asked, but Bob Rae, despite asking 24 fewer questions, has somehow spoken 30 more words. Overall the word leader is Ms. Finley.




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