Most of the House’s first week back was concerned with veterans affairs. Today, expect more of the same, along with a smorgasbord of questions about many issues under the sun. On Fridays, when QP carries less heft than earlier in the week, MPs tend to ask a wider array of questions. Kick back, relax, and wrap up the week that witnessed the opposition’s first demand for a ministerial sacking. Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino survived the week. He can only hope something preoccupies the House on Monday.
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The week winds down with more criticism of the government’s plans for veterans affairs. Minister Julian Fantino, whether or not he’s in the House, will be under the gun.
Friday, January 31, 2014