The QP clip: Harper applauds Rae's service - Macleans.ca
As Bob Rae stood for the first time during today’s Question Period, he received a standing ovation from all sides of the House of Commons. After all, today was his last caucus day as Liberal leader.
On his second supplementary, captured here, Rae asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper—for the third time—if he would lead a Team Canada mission to Washington, D.C., to promote the Keystone XL pipeline. Rae thought the mission could comprise government leaders, opposition MPs, and premiers.
Harper replied that the government appreciates support from all corners for the pipeline, and he finished by applauding Rae’s contributions to the House over the years. Again, all MPs stood to applaud the outgoing Liberal leader.