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Fun fact: Question Period is a forum for holding the government to account

Speaker Scheer seems to have adopted a very wide definition of what constitutes “the administrative responsibility of government” as it pertains to what questions can be asked during QP. A similar attack on the NDP was allowed yesterday.

In June, the Speaker ruled a Conservative question about the Liberal party’s approach to supply management to be out of order. (Last December, he ruled a Liberal question about robocalls to be out of order.)  I’m not sure I see a profound distinction between that question in June that was out of bounds and the two questions that the Speaker has allowed this week.

See previously: In and out of order