7

This is the week that was

Aaron Wherry catches you up on the week in Parliament. Not to give anything away, but they voted …


 

The House voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and voted and C-38 was passed at report stage. As the week began, Peter Van Loan lamented. The Liberals wondered if the government might be ready to split the bill. The Speaker ruled, but found he could not agree with Elizabeth May. Ms. May was disappointed, but glad. Nathan Cullen saw a breach of privilege, but the Speaker didn’t see enough. C-38 was studied. The NDP questioned David Tilson. The IMF stood to gain. And the Conservatives were left uneasy.

Peter MacKay deferred to the experts. Bob Rae deferred entirely. Justin Trudeau was speculative. We considered the Speaker’s first year and kept waiting for the Defence Department to explain itself. Scott Clark dissected the Harper government’s rhetoric on Europe. Roland Paris bet on John Baird. The National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy issued a final warning. The OECD saw signs of Dutch Disease. The government missed its own time limit. And Parks Canada employees were advised of what they could say.


 

This is the week that was

  1. “And Parks Canada employees were advised of what they could say.”

    No they weren’t. They were reminded of longstanding policies and codes of conduct. The CBC story was faked, as usual, and parroted by collusive leftist journos, as usual.

    • Watch Global or CTV have long given up on the credibility of the CBC

  2. I’m not very educated when it comes to this stuff unfortunately. An issue which I plan to remedy. However, I don’t understand….was the bill passe or not?!?

    • It passed at report stage. It requires a vote at third reading (early next week) to pass the House. Then it goes to the Senate.

  3. 43,000 Public Servant jobs cut – all kinds of programs and services cut. The jobs, growth and prosperity Act. Yeah, right – for who???

    Why is North-Bay and Kitchener stealing EI processing jobs from Kingston Ontario???

    The salaries of the public servants will only conceal the miss-management and misspending of this secretive and unaccountable government for so long.

    ask a REAL expert about EI and automation, call-centers ?

    • Not one person I knew who got laid off were able to get through to (dis)Service Canada. Nor anyone with questions about their pensions, which I really have trouble with. Diane Finley made a real mess of that file.

  4. Lotsa Readin’ here. Very helpful in my continuing program of avoidance
    of the endless exercise of conventional wisdom endemic to Sunday mornings.
    Thanks.

Sign in to comment.