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Reaction to the Speaker’s ruling

‘I think you’re going to see people rising’


 

Mark Warawa

I’m pleased with Speaker Scheer’s ruling that MPs have the right to seek the floor at any time.

Craig Scott

Spkr Scheer eschews metaphor of being referee. How about Solomon playing tennis? Ball is now in MPs’ court. Next days to be interesting

John Williamson

An astute ruling by the Speaker on MP statements.  He has served the Commons well today.

Leon Benoit, to reporters after QP.

Well, I think you’re going to see people rising both to make statements and ask questions.

John Ivison quotes an anonymous Conservative.

The initial reaction from Conservative MPs calling for a loosening of party control was positive. “It puts the issue back in the House,” said one MP. “It’s now up to us if we are to safeguard free speech. It will take a courageous response from MPs. Do I think they will step up? I do. It may be uncomfortable in the beginning but they will.”


 

Reaction to the Speaker’s ruling

  1. Watching Question Period is interesting as far as the real questions go, but the scripted answers are so predictable the con’s can mail them in.

  2. Mr. Wherry: Isn’t that the way the British H of C Question Period is run? It seems that several MPs stand to be recognized by the chair, and he chooses one. Is my perception correct?

  3. Mr. Wherry, a question: Isn’t that the way the British H of C Question Period is run? It seems that several MPs stand to be recognized by the chair, and he chooses one. Is my perception correct?

  4. This is all getting beyond me. If all they had to do was stand up and have their say all along, then why are we at where we are to? I mean this is a riddle that might get a good chuckle in NL. I’m pretty well forced to conclude that the whole lot of them wouldn’t light up a an average household kitchen at times.

    How much are we paying these bozos?

  5. I feel bad for the backbenchers. In one ear, they have the haloed Andrew Scheer whispering “stand up and speak your mind, friend.” In the other, the pitchfork-wielding whip is shouting “Don’t you dare speak out of turn!” while holding a lighter to their nomination papers.

  6. Are these the same Conservative MPs that have no problem with using their time to endlessly repeat the “NDP job killing carbon tax” meme?
    They gave up their right to choose individual integrity over toadying party diatribe some time ago, didn’t they?