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QP Live: The beginning of the post-backbench rebellion era

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Maclean’s is your home for the daily political theatre that is Question Period, when opposition and government MPs trade barbs and take names for 45 minutes every day. Today, QP runs from 2:15 p.m. until just past 3 p.m. We tell you who to watch, we stream it live, and we liveblog all the action. Once a week, we’ll feature a guest blogger to sort through the madness. The whole thing only matters if you participate. Read our morning tease to catch up on the issues of the day, and then chime in on Twitter with #QP.

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver told an audience in Washington, D.C., that former NASA scientist James Hansen made “exaggerated comments” about the threat of climate change. This comes in the wake of comments to La Presse earlier this month in which Oliver said “our fears” related to climate change “are exaggerated.” The opposition won’t have any of that.