This is the week that was

by Aaron Wherry

The Conservatives were bashful. And mysterious. And succinct.

The House talked and talked and talked and talked and talked about sending Canada Post employees back to work. And then it stopped.

The government tabled the Afghan detainee documents. Which you can read more about hereherehereherehereherehere and here.

Jack Layton preached to the faithful and New Democrats decided to stick with socialism for now. The meaning of civility was challenged. The government cut 700 jobs at Public Works and tabled its Senate reform proposals. Chuck Strahl suggested the government support adding asbestos to the Rotterdam Convention, but the government disagreed (even while it conceded the science). And the RCMP talked to Marlene Jennings about the G8 Legacy Fund.

Kathryn Blaze Carlson considered socialism. Jeff Jedras considered floor crossing. Randy Boswell considered the history of asbestos. Lowell Murray mused on Senate reform. Pat Martin suggested the Senate be defunded. And Graeme Smith talked to the director of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.

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