What is your MP up to?
Beginning with the fall sitting of this 41st Parliament, we're tabulating the data on Question Period to quantify what our MPs are doing with those 45 minutes each day. Click on the links above to see a graphical representation of who is asking the question, who is responding, how often the party leaders are attending and who is filling the air with the most words.
Each bubble is a member of Parliament, coloured by their party affiliation. Hover over each one to learn more about their actions during Question Period.
Fun tip: You can also drag them around!
Click on the buttons to see the bubbles change area proportionally to the MPs' attendance, how many words they've spoken (and what percentage is in French), and how many questions they've asked or answered.
At any time you can toggle between viewing the MPs as a group or sorted by party or province.
Who asks the most questions?
About 39 questions are asked each afternoon. Here you can see which MPs are posing the most queries.
Who is responding to the most questions?
For every question that is asked, somebody has to stand and respond. Here you can see which members of the government are on their feet most often.
How often are the leaders present?
There are three recognized party leaders in the House: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and interim Liberal leader Bob Rae. See how often they're showing up.
Who is the most verbose?
Of all the questions asked and all the responses offered, which MP is committing the most words to the official record?
Who speaks the most French?
Of all the words spoken during Question Period, who speaks the greatest percentage in French? MPs who have spoken no French do not appear.
Green Party, Bloc Québécois
Last updated: June 19
Interactive by Amanda Shendruk and Aaron Wherry