The Devolin crackdown

One of the Speaker’s understudies gets tough

by Aaron Wherry

Speaker Andrew Scheer was not in the chair this morning to preside over Question Period, but Barry Devolin, one of Andrew Scheer’s understudies, still emulated Mr. Scheer’s intolerance for inappropriate questions.

Elizabeth May. Perhaps we can have a government and an administration that styles itself as tough on crime but appears to be soft on its friends. I am wondering if the parliamentary secretary could also take a message to the Prime Minister from one of my constituents, who would appreciate if the Prime Minister would urge his friend, the mayor of Toronto, to resign because it is an embarrassment to Canada to have someone with these charges against him—

Barry Devolin. Order. The question clearly goes beyond the administrative responsibilities of the Government of Canada and concludes question period for today.




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The Devolin crackdown

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