Hillier calls for public inquiry in wake of soldier suicides

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Former Chief of the Defence Staff Rick Hillier confesses that the army, himself included when he was in charge, underestimated the impact Canada's presence in Afghanistan would have on the psychological well-being of our troops. He also explains why soldiers don't trust the National Defence and Veterans Affairs departments will listen to their calls for help.

It's been an eventful few months on Parliament Hill. Even a Speech from the Throne and a tentative free trade deal with Europe didn't manage to knock the unfolding Senate expenses scandal off the front pages. What will the government do next? Cabinet Minister Jason Kenney joins us.

And what about the Official Opposition? What will be the NDP's strategy heading into 2014? We ask party leader, Tom Mulcair.

Hugh Segal has become the 3rd Conservative Senator in less than a month to announce he was stepping down. Are Conservative Senators growing uncomfortable with the scandal that's been hanging over the Red Chamber for months? We ask one of them, former Ottawa Police Chief Vern White.

Andrew Scheer is the man charged with presiding over Question Period and maintaining order. Not always an easy task. Why doesn't the Speaker of the House intervene more than he currently does? We ask him how challenging his job is.

Chris Hall and Kady O'Malley look back at a fall sitting... how much was accomplished?

 

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