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QP Live: When the Senate called in the RCMP

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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.


Yesterday, the Senate’s internal economy committee referred the swirling controversy around Senator Mike Duffy’s improperly claimed expenses to the RCMP. That means Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who yesterday noted the Senate’s investigation of Duffy’s expenses, will have to find new talking points. He can’t be excited about having to mention the national police force’s potential investigation of one of his former senators.