This is the week that was

Aaron Wherry reports from the Hill

Kevin Page defended his work and we recalled when the Conservatives thought highly of such efforts.

The Conservatives launched their first attack ad against Thomas Mulcair. We tried to put those attacks in context. The NDP raised funds to fight back. And we wondered what the Harper government would do if the United States decides to pursue cap-and-trade.

Christian Paradis considered the possibility of a Parti Quebecois government. Mr. Mulcair rallied in Saskatchewan and talked to Michael Enright. Joe Oliver and Leona Aglukkaq were confronted by doctors protesting the government’s cuts to refugee health care and Jason Kenney was challenged by Ontario’s health minister. Brent Rathegeber questioned the use of ministerial limos and didn’t think doing so was a big deal. Patrick Brazeau attacked a reporter and subsequently quit Twitter. Rick Dykstra reported hearing about C-38 at the front door. New evidence emerged in the case of Dean Del Mastro and the cheques. Mike Sullivan proposed a stolen cellphone registry. Justin Trudeau promised an answer in the fall. And New Democrats toured British Columbia.

The Military Police Complaints Commission released its final report on Afghan detainees. We tallied budget cuts to emergency preparedness, VIA Rail and Statistics Canada. The NDP confronted the Senate, rallied radicals andwas thought to be sensitive. Samara scrutinized the press gallery. Nutrition North was declared a failure. The Conservative party penned its own history. And the Harper government deferred to crime statistics.

Christopher Moore considered parliamentary leadership. Peter Russell revisited the coalition debate. We looked at Mr. Mulcair’s historical challenge. The Agenda checked in with its MPs. Speaker Bercow reported on the Mother Parliament. And Susan Delacourt reviewed the latest in political marketing.