This is the week that was

by Aaron Wherry

Stephane Dion had questions for Nycole Turmel. Denis Lebel admitted a dalliance with the Bloc Quebecois. Pat Martin compared the hunt for sovereignists to the red-baiting days of yore. Canadians seemed mostly unmoved.

The Internet wouldn’t let Stephen Harper disappear and Brazil’s foreign minister reassured everyone that Mr. Harper’s visit to the bathroom was for “regular reasons.” Lt.-Gen. Charles Bouchard said Libya hadn’t reached stalemate, while the NDP signalled an end to its support for a military mission. Vic Toews mused of expanding the most-wanted list. Jason Kenney mused vaguely of terrorism and exchanged letters with Amnesty International (and invoked Stephane Dion as his inspiration). The Prime Minister’s Office warned Conservative MPs to be discreet. The Prime Minister attacked critics of free trade with Colombia and made a deal with Honduras.

Bruce Anderson consider the possibilities of economic hardship. Mike Crowley considered the past and future of the Liberal party. Andrew Steele championed door-knocking. Greg Fingas commended direct democracy. Jordan Michael Smith pondered the meaning of Michael Ignatieff. Alexander Ly and Andrew Webb explained the trouble with “lawful access” legislation. And Scott Clark and Peter DeVries explained why we don’t know how much the government is planning to spend.




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This is the week that was

    • Sounds like Harper’s king-complex reared its head.

      • We’ll probably see a lot of this in the next 4 years.

  1. Back to your regular “Commons” beat, watching the over 2 1/2 hour backbench questioning of British PM Cameron this week revealed the huge gap in intelligence, learning, maturity,lucidity, and coherence between our Members of Parliament and theirs. Agreed? Why is this? It’s undeniable, but why can’t we elect better people to represent us?

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