Finance Minister Questioned After ‘Stupefying’ Conduct

Finance Minister Joe Oliver faces questions after a confused appearance in the Commons that MPs described as “stupefying” and incompetent. In a late evening House session to review Department of Finance estimates, Oliver appeared to confuse “employment” and “unemployment”; could not recall if he’d read a specific report; and was cited three times by the Deputy Speaker for providing lengthy, rambling answers: “Everything was written down on recipe cards”.

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