The Pollcast: The theatre of question period
Host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Aaron Wherry
The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst and ThreeHundredEight.com founder Éric Grenier, explores the world of electoral politics, political polls and the trends they reveal.
With a new government in Ottawa wanting to bring a new tone to politics and make changes to the way things work in the House of Commons, has question period changed at all?
The daily grilling of the government has long been derided as a showcase for everything that is wrong with politics — partisanship, grandstanding, heckling, and the low threshold of substance demanded for both questions and answers.
What might improve question period? Is it realistic to expect any significant changes under the Liberals?
The CBC's Aaron Wherry, who has closely observed question period for years, joins host Éric Grenier to discuss what it is like to watch from the gallery — and what the television cameras miss.
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