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QP Live: The Prime Minister is back in town

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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.


The Senate expenses scandal will continue to dominate Question Period. Prime Minister Stephen Harper won’t attend this afternoon’s QP, but rest assured the opposition will wait as long as it takes to question the PM about what he knew, and when, about his former chief of staff’s infamous $90,000 personal cheque meant to cover Senator Mike Duffy’s improperly claimed expenses. Today, the NDP and Liberals will have to settle for a designated spokesman—John Baird? James Moore? They fielded questions last week.