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In major shift, federal government looks to settle in ‘60s Scoop lawsuit

Toronto Star News - February 1, 2020 - 17:17

The change comes after years of litigation and before a judge prepared to rule on the $1.3-billion class action suit.
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Why does it take MPs 45 minutes to prepare to ask a 35-second question?

Toronto Star News - 1 hour 25 min ago

When the Commons is sitting, political parties devote hours of preparation — and even rehearsals — to get ready for question period.
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Question period is supposed to be about holding the government to account. So how did it become political theatre?

Toronto Star News - 5 hours 25 min ago

It’s supposed to be a venue for opposition and backbenchers to glean government information and hold those power to account, but the Canadian version of question period has become a tightly orchestrated spectacle.
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Why these MPs aren’t speaking during question period

Toronto Star News - 5 hours 25 min ago

The Star spoke to the Members of Parliament who ask the fewest questions during question period. Three haven’t uttered a single word since the current session began on Dec. 3, 2015.
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Question period is all about the talking points. That’s why we heard Conservatives utter ‘carbon tax’ 70 times over five days

Toronto Star News - 5 hours 25 min ago

If it were real theatre, Parliament’s question period would be comedy, tragedy, drama and farce.
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