Question Period at 140 characters -

Question Period at 140 characters


The Liberals decided to stage their own Question Period on Twitter this morning, tweeting questions at government ministers (who, so far, have failed to respond). You can follow the proceedings through the Liberal party’s Twitter account or my list of MPs on Twitter. Though the exercise probably served the Liberal side’s purpose—bringing attention to their concerns about government policy—it turns out that 140 characters doesn’t leave a lot of space for subtlety. Bob Rae’s two questions on government spending and the Parliamentary Budget Officer—here and here—were probably the sharpest.