Until recently, when the Senate scandal got really messy for the Conservative government with the RCMP's massive document dump, cabinet ministers used to take questions from party leaders during Question Period when Stephen Harper wasn't in the House of Commons.
That doesn't happen anymore. The job now falls to Paul Calandra, the Prime Minister's parliamentary secretary.
Calandra has some go-to lines. He was recently caught sayng "we've been very clear" 24 times in under 45 minutes, as shown in this PressProgress video compilation.
There's more: now you can ask Paul Calandra your questions — and get instant answers — thanks to some enterprising e-activists. click here to visit the website