Question Period


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Question Period

n
(Parliamentary Procedure) (sometimes not capital) (in Canadian parliamentary procedure)a period of time set aside each day for members of parliament to question government ministers. Official name: Oral Questions French name: questions orales Compare question time
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Question Period takes place on each sitting day and lasts 50 minutes.
For most Canadians who pay any attention, Question Period is the only part of the parliamentary process they see; unfortunately, it is probably Parliament's least important activity and the one that shows politicians in their worst light
We gathered at last beneath the marquees of the festival and cried and held each other, just like a family, and sniffled through a movie that seemed haunted by my declaration, and Babz came and made everybody laugh during question period, even those who were thoroughly confused by it, and then we all had a long drink together.
During the question period on March 7, Liberal labor critic Ron Gantefoer asked the governing New Democrats why a Crown corporation was asking for Native preference in some construction tenders.
Instructions for asking questions during the call will be given at the beginning of the question period.
The Speaker made his first ruling on December 4 arising from the first Question Period of the sitting held the previous day.
I have read about it, followed it on TV, in question period, and in committees.
Please note that the media will have the opportunity to ask questions immediately following the analysts' question period.
During question period, government House leader Peter Van Loan called on the Liberals to "stand up for democracy," this in reference to goings on in the Senate.
In one long and forceful paragraph, he summed up what is wrong with our national political institutions, including the daily disgrace of question period and the daily irrelevance of the House of Commons.
In the question period, Tanis said we should give children the vote.
The Chinese government had initially demanded that he be allowed to give a talk and leave, but Harvard insisted on a question period.