Our weekly, and wholly arbitrary, ranking of the ten most worthy, or at least entertaining, MPs, excluding the Prime Minister, cabinet members and party leaders. A celebration of all that is great and ridiculous about the House of Commons. Last week’s rankings appear in parentheses.
1. Bob Rae (1)
Arguing in favour of the mission in Afghanistan as a matter of principle.
2. Jack Harris (7)
Arguing against the mission in Afghanistan as a matter of principle. I would probably pay to watch these two men debate the matter at length.
3. Gerry Byrne (-)
However disappointing this week’s pension debate might have been, it cannot be said to have been a total waste of time. A gentle reminder that sometimes the system works.
4. Glen Pearson (2)
5. Michael Chong (3)
6. Keith Martin (6)
If, as Mr. Martin suggests, the vast majority feel as he does about Parliament, isn’t there a great deal of onus on them to do something about it?
7. Kevin Sorenson (-)
This willingness to acknowledge imperfection will surely be a detriment to any aspirations Mr. Sorenson has for cabinet.
8. Maxime Bernier (5)
9. Serge Menard (8)
10. Ken Dryden (10)
Previous rankings: March 12. March 19. April 3. April 10. April 25. May 1. May 9. May 16. May 23. May 30. June 6. June 13. June 20. September 26. October 3. October 10. October 17. October 24. October 31. November 7. November 14. November 21.