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Julian Fantino's veteran troubles, Peter MacKay's women troubles on Wednesdays with @Kady

12/03/2014 10:11 EST | Updated 02/02/2015 05:59 EST
Today on our Wednesdays with @Kady live chat:

- Ministerial missteps, part one: NDP Leader Tom Mulcair called for Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino's resignation on Monday, after weeks of alleged disrespect and misinformation about funding for veterans programs and his absence on the day the auditor general released a damning report about the availability of mental health services. What will happen to Fantino? Why is this portfolio so difficult to manage?

- Ministerial missteps, part two: Justice Minister Peter MacKay offended Mulcair Tuesday by suggesting that the shootings at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique weren't necessarily motivated by a desire to kill feminists. It's only the latest example of MacKay stepping in it where feminist issues are concerned. What impact does his latest statement have? Is there really a pattern here or are people reading too much into his remarks?

- Ministerial missteps, part three: Leona Aglukkaq was seen reading a newspaper when the issue of Nutrition North food subsidies came up in question period this week. What's driving the spat between the environment minister and the mayor of Rankin Inlet: politics or policy?

- Plus: The NDP uses its allotted debate time in the Commons this week to promote proportional representation... and what's going on behind closed doors in the former Canadian Wheat Board's search for an investment partner?

Join the conversation at noon ET today. You can also talk to us on Twitter using the hashtag #WwK.

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