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QP Live: A leaderless chamber on a Friday morning

The end of a long week of bickering on the Wright-Duffy affair


The end of a long week dominated by bickering about the Wright-Duffy affair is nigh. Before parliamentarians rest for the weekend, they’ll duke it out a final time this morning, figuratively speaking, in the chamber.

Maclean’s is your home for the daily political theatre that is Question Period, when MPs trade barbs and take names for 45 minutes every day. If you’ve never watched, check out our primer, which we produced with J-Source. Today, QP runs from 11:15 a.m. until just past noon. We tell you who to watch, we stream it live, and we liveblog all the action. The whole thing only matters if you participate. Chime in on Twitter with #QP.


The Senate expenses scandal will get plenty of attention, and parliamentary secretary Paul Calandra is likely to field those questions. As this week has progressed, a number of other issues related to EI, environmental policy, veterans affairs and military staffing have received more space. Expect more of that.