Saturday, October 13, 2012 | Categories: Episodes |
This week on The House, in the aftermath of 15-year-old Amanda Todd's suicide following years of bullying, guest-host Chris Hall talks to two parliamentarians about their personal experience with issue and what federal politicians can do to help combat bullying.
On Monday, an NDP private member's motion to develop a National Bullying Prevention Strategy will be debated for the first time in Parliament. We speak to Kerry-Lynne Findlay, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, and Dany Morin, the NDP Deputy LGBT critic who introduced the motion.
Then, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver joins us from India to discuss Canada's energy exports strategy and where a pipeline flowing from west to east fits into those plans. Peter Julian, the NDP Energy and Natural Resources critic 's Peter Julian is also here to respond.
On Thursday, the federal government announced a 30-day extension to review the $15-billion takeover bid by China's CNOOC for Calgary's Nexen. CBC's National Affairs Specialist Greg Weston joins us with new information about another bid currently under federal review that could shed light on future foreign investments.
With the Charbonneau inquiry into Quebec's construction industry resuming on Monday, we've invited someone who's been raising red flags about corruption at Montreal City Hall for a long time. Jean Fortier is the former president of the Montreal Executive Committee. He was there from 1998 to 2001.
And finally, are members statements becoming more partisan? Kady O'Malley is here to answer.