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Prime Minister Stephen Harper participates in a question and answer session with the Greater Kitchener Waterloo and the Cambridge Chambers of Commerce in Kitchener, Ont., on Friday, April 25, 2014.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper participates in a question and answer session with the Greater Kitchener Waterloo and the Cambridge Chambers of Commerce in Kitchener, Ont., on Friday, April 25, 2014.
(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

As Parliament returns, Harper faces tough questions

The Conservative government threw a very large pail of cold water over the opposition’s main line of Question Period offence by announcing significant changes last week to its elections-reform bill.

But there has been plenty of news since the death of Jim Flaherty prompted an early start to a two-week break of Parliament. And, when MPs return to Ottawa on Monday, they will find lots of kindling to fuel other fires.