01/29/2013 12:18 EST

Tony Clement vs. 22 Minutes In Mock Question Period (VIDEO)

Ministers in the Conservative government are notorious for regurgitating talking points in question period rather than answering, you know, questions.

The practice has become so infamous that Mark Critch of "This Hour has 22 Minutes" decided to give it a try himself this week, with Treasury Board President Tony Clement acting as sparring partner.

Clement has deflected his fair share of questions and the minister really showed Critch how its done.

Now if only "22 Minutes" could teach MPs how to insert some much-needed humour into question period.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes airs on CBC TV Tuesday nights at 8:30 p.m. Catch more clips of the show on Facebook and Twitter.

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