This week on The House, Evan
Solomon asks the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, Pierre Lemieux, if the
government was too quick to assure Canadians their food was safe, in the face of a
major meat recall. We also hearfrom NDP
Agriculture Critic Malcolm Allen.
The next federal election
may be a few years down the road, but Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand says
some major changes to the electoral system are needed soon to stop abuses of the
Then, would Canada participate in a
pre-emptive strike on Iran? After his meeting with U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, Defence Minister Peter MacKay speaks about what Canada would do if
Iran crosses the so-called red line.
And finally, with Justin Trudeau's
bid to lead the Liberal Party set to become official next week, we look
at the MP's record and the challenges he will face with John English, author of a two-volume biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and
John Geddes, the Ottawa bureau chief for Maclean's magazine.