OTTAWA â€“ The Conservatives donâ€™t believe that Canadians deserve truthful, clear answers and have voted to kill an NDP motion to improve Question Period.
â€œBy opposing our motion, the Conservatives have said to Canadians that the government doesnâ€™t have to answer their questions regardless of how legitimate they are. This is quite disappointing,â€� said NDP House Leader, Peter Julian (Burnaby â€“ New Westminster).
Following the Speakerâ€™s recent appeal for assistance in improving the tone of Question Period, the NDP introduced a practical proposal to force ministers to provide concrete answers and ensure that future governments will be held accountable to Canadians.
â€œWhen buffoonery and personal attacks are the response to legitimate questions on issues like deploying Canadian soldiers on a military mission to Iraq, itâ€™s clear that something is broken in Ottawa and the Conservatives donâ€™t care to fix it,â€� said Julian.
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