There’s a new sheriff in town


In responding this afternoon to a question from the NDP’s Pat Martin, Conservative David Anderson suggested that Mr. Martin had, in the past, made a “fool of himself.”

At this the Speaker cut Mr. Anderson off and called on the next questioner to rise.

After Question Period, Mr. Anderson rose on a point of order and apologized. This was duly applauded by members on all sides.


There’s a new sheriff in town

  1. Hmmm, the new speaker is off to a good start.  Let’s hope he keeps it up.

  2. All it took was a Conservative speaker. Simple.

    • Well, it didn’t just require a conservative to be speaking, but a speaker of the house wanting to make a good impression.

      • I meant a Conservative Speaker of the House. . .

    • Doesn’t take a conservative speaker, just a good one. Milliken was never that.

      • Isn’t that what I said. :)

        • No.

  3. I for one would appreciate some clarity.   Does anyone understand the motivation of speaker’s actions?

    Perhaps personal insults that waste the House’s time will no longer be tolerated… clearly a good thing.

    Or, perhaps statements that are blinding obvious and waste the House’s time will no longer be tolerated, also a good thing but clearly different.

  4. Mexican Bandit: Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges.

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