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QP Live: When the NDP got riled up about the Senate

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper would be under the gun in the House of Commons, but he’s off to Brussels to ink a free-trade deal with the European Union. In his stead, a senior cabinet minister—Industry Minister James Moore?—will defend the government against opposition attacks on the Senate expense scandal, the information commissioner’s scathing report into access to information, and yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. The headline-maker: The NDP wants the House to investigate whether or not Harper misled Parliament in the spring.