Over the course of three question periods this week, opposition MPs put 109 questions to the government. So what did they ask about and what does that tell us about each party’s preoccupations and how they use question period?
A Parliament can last as long as four years and field thousands of questions, so the first 109 queries probably don’t constitute a representative sample. The issues that were current this week may fade from relevance. New issues will arise. But you can still make some observations about how everyone is approaching the most-watched 45 minutes of every sitting day.
Seventy-four of those 109
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