By Aaron Wherry - Monday, January 28, 2013 - 0 Comments
With the House now back in session, here again is the Interactive Commons, our visual representation of Question Period.
During the fall sitting, the Prime Minister, understandably, responded to the most questions. Diane Finley, whose responsibilities include Old Age Security and Employment Insurance, ranked second, again understandably. Third though was Pierre Poilievre: a Conservative MP who does not have a cabinet seat. Mr. Poilievre has become the government’s designated spokesman on all matters of general discomfort: robocalls, ethics, the campaign of Peter Penashue and so forth.
Thomas Mulcair leads in questions asked, but Bob Rae, despite asking 24 fewer questions, has somehow spoken 30 more words. Overall the word leader is Ms. Finley.
By Aaron Wherry - Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM - 0 Comments
The Interactive Commons is now updated with data through November 8. While the Prime Minister was away, John Baird (22 responses since the last report) and Pierre Poilievre (21 responses since the last report) played and Diane Finley (98 responses total this fall) has now been up more than any other member of the Conservative side.
In terms of asking, Thomas Mulcair still leads Bob Rae (82 questions to 62 questions), but Mr. Rae has proved nearly as verbose (having spoken 3,117 words in QP to Mr. Mulcair’s 3,207).
Fun fact: Conservative MP David Tilson and NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault, both committee chairs, are the only MPs to both ask and respond to at least one question so far this fall.