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In place of answers over Canada's ISIS mission, we got vaudeville - 2014-09-27

F0.png In place of answers over Canada's ISIS mission, we got vaudeville September 27, 2014, John Ivison, Opinion, National Post

Meanwhile, Canadians were scratching their heads about their own involvement. When did Canada's mission begin? When does it end? What does it involve? Will Canadian forces be drawn into a combat mission? Will there be a vote in Parliament?

In place of answers, we got vaudeville.

Tuesday, there were laughs, as Paul Calandra, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's parliamentary secretary, offered a hilarious parody of government accountability.

Except, it turns out, he wasn't trying to be funny. By Friday, there were tears, as Mr. Calandra apologized to the speaker, the House, the leader of the opposition, his constituents and the nation for disrespecting the institution, after providing irrelevant answers to questions from Tom Mulcair, the New Democratic Party leader.

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