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Question Period

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(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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On November 1, 2018, Ruth Ellen Brosseau (Berthier--Maskinonge) directed a question to the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, Alister MacGregor (Cowichan--Malahat--Langford) regarding the Committee's agenda with respect to dairy supply management during Question Period. The Speaker interrupted Mr.
Andrew Leslie, the parliamentary secretary for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, tabled the full text of the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement after question period Wednesday.
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Asked about the negotiations during parliamentary question period on Tuesday, Trudeau stated his government had been in contact with American counterparts "for months" on "many issues relating to our border".
"Canada is an integral part of the supply chain on steel and aluminum in North America," Morneau told CTV Question Period host Evan Solomon.
[In mid-February], during Question Period in the House of Commons, you are requested to stand up for Canada's veterans who seek fairness in the application of the previous Pension Act for Canada's disabled veterans.
She said that she would not go so far as to predict that the world will never be hit with another financial crisis, saying "probably that is going too far." But she said that with the reforms now in place, the next crisis "hopefully, it won't be in our lifetimes." During a question period, Yellen was asked how she would characterize her relationship with President Donald Trump, who had attacked her handling of the Fed policies as "shameful" during last year's campaign.
Allison also intends to shed light on the issue by discussing it during question period in the House of Commons.
During a question period from the floor of delegates attending the session, a university professor asked the panel why so many young Arabs are blowing themselves up in acts of terrorism.
The British prime minister was speaking during a parliamentary question period in response to a query from opposition Labor MP Imran Hussain, who asked: "Does the prime minister agree with me that illegal settlements and constructions are a major roadblock that hinder peaceful negotiations?" After Hussain described a visit he made to a Palestinian family in the Old City of Jerusalem, whom he said was fighting eviction by Jewish settlers, Hussain also asked what the British government was doing "to help prevent the infringement into Palestinian lives and land."
"I wrote an access to information request to CSIS (the Canadian Security Intelligence Service), National Defence, the RCMP and Indian Affairs to determine whether or not they were following (or) surveilling me in any way and three out of the group all confirmed that they were," she told CTV Question Period during a discussion about Bill C-51, the anti-terrorism legislation.