Demonstration? What demonstration?

Long after he’d had his three turns, Bob Rae rose near the end of QP to double-check with the government.

Bob Rae. Mr. Speaker, the government’s answers with respect to the use of the plane by the Minister of National Defence keep changing. The September answers were that he was on a previously planned search and rescue operation. In the answers that we have heard from the minister and the Prime Minister today, and in the answers yesterday, the words “search and rescue operation” appear nowhere. My question to the Prime Minister is simply this: Was the Minister of National Defence, or was he not, on a search and rescue operation on his trip in Newfoundland? Yes or no. What kind of a trip was he on?

Peter MacKay. Mr. Speaker, I have answered this question a number of times. I left time off to go back to work.

The Liberal side took this as a no.

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