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Canada's Fnance Minister Joe Oliver. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Canada's Fnance Minister Joe Oliver. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
(RICK WILKING/REUTERS)

What Joe Oliver was like in university, from Liberal MP Irwin Cotler

Everyone’s trying to get a read on Joe Oliver, Canada’s new minister of finance.

In the House of Commons this week, he is getting peppered with questions from the opposition.

In the foyer of Centre Block Monday, he answered several questions in a scrum with reporters, but offered little insight about his plans.