Opposition MPs repeatedly asked the prime minister on Wednesday to detail his interactions with the ethics commissioner, making a concerted effort to demonstrate Justin Trudeau’s unwillingness to answer the question and using his own desire for a prime minister’s question period against him.

The Liberal government is looking to formally establish a weekly session of question period devoted to the prime minister, but since April Trudeau has taken it upon himself to respond to all questions posed on Wednesdays.

Conservatives and New Democrats have complained Trudeau’s responses do not always include an answer to the question posed.

With the 10th question of the day on Wednesday, the Conservatives returned to a question they have posed several times since the ethics commissioner launched an investigation into Trudeau’s trip to the Aga Khan’s private island: How many times has the prime minister met with the commissioner?


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