Question Period in its present form has nothing to do with 'holding the government to account.' It is a venue for bitter, vindictive veterans and dismayed newcomers and an insult to the voting public.
The daily, 45-minute verbal brawl has always been contentious, of course, but it seems unwatchably stupid and shrill of late, writes Susan Riley. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar
GATINEAU, QUE.—You would think it was deliberate: the country’s federal politicians conspiring to actively discourage the sympathy and support of the people who elected them. It makes no logical sense, but how else to explain Question Period?
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