Paul Calandra apologizes to the House

The parliamentary secretary regrets his responses

After question period today, Paul Calandra, parliamentary secretary to the prime minister, stood on a point of order and apologized to the House and Tom Mulcair for his now-infamous responses to the NDP leader on Tuesday.

In a statement, the NDP leader’s office says Mulcair accepts Calandra’s apology.

Mr. Mulcair accepts the apology. We are moving forward with a debate next week on relevancy in question period and we hope to get the support of Calandra and his colleagues.

The debate referred to is on this motion, which the NDP is proposing to give new powers to the Speaker to cut off responses in question period.

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