A man of few words

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue has made it through a full 27 sitting days—one of which lasted 68 hours—without committing a single word to the official House of Commons record. (It has apparently been nearly three years since an Intergovernmental Affairs Minister gave a speech in any forum that was worth posting to the office’s website.)

Mr. Penashue has made it to at least four provinces: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Alberta and Quebec. That puts him well ahead of the pace set by at least one of his recent predecessors to the file.