Government | PARLIAMENT

Introduce a Prime Minister's Question Period.

October 5, 2015 | Liberal Platform (Page 29)
In progress

Changes to question period could put the prime minister on the spot

Wednesday December 9, 2015 | CBC News

Justin Trudeau's first week of question period as prime minister may be his only one, as the Liberals propose to change the format in which the prime minister is asked questions in the House of Commons.

The Liberals campaigned to introduce a "prime minister's question period" modelled in part on the current practice of the British House of Commons. This commitment was reiterated in question period on Monday.

"I have asked the government House leader [Dominic LeBlanc] to work with other parliamentarians," Trudeau said in response to a question from Liberal MP Larry Bagnell, "to reform question period so that all ministers, including the prime minister, can be held to greater account. "I look forward to participating in prime minister's question period some time in the future."