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QP Live: A series of conversations about rail safety—and Mike Duffy

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Maclean’s is your home for the daily political theatre that is Question Period, when opposition and government MPs trade barbs and take names for 45 minutes every day. Today, QP runs from 11:15 a.m. until just past noon. We tell you who to watch, we stream it live, and we liveblog all the action. The whole thing only matters if you participate. Read our morning tease to catch up on the issues of the day, and then chime in on Twitter with #QP.

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There’s a good bet Transport Minister Lisa Raitt will face plenty of questions about rail safety. The weekend derailment of a CN train carrying propane and crude west of Edmonton will likely see the opposition benches calling for stronger regulation of Canada’s railways. Raitt’s defence will be that the government is working to enhance rail safety, and she’ll point to the few sentences on the topic in last week’s Speech from the Throne as proof.

Oh, and the government will have to answer for a series of wild claims made over the lunch hour by Sen. Mike Duffy’s lawyer.

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