Conservative Backbencher of the Year


By my count, Conservative MP Jacques Gourde has delivered 27 members’ statements so far this year. Fourteen of those were used to attack either New Democrats or Liberals.

From April onward, Mr. Gourde has been particularly single-minded, using 10 of 16 statements to attack the NDP (including one today).


Conservative Backbencher of the Year

  1. What did he do with the other 13? Harangue the cleaning staff?

  2. The front bench holds the ‘attack dogs’, the backbenchers are the ‘yap dogs’. Or as they’re sometimes called ‘kick dogs’.

  3. Considering he is the only caucus member from Québec not in cabinet I would say he say he is “Backbencher for Life.”

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