Let the …. uh, illustration of desire begin:
From: Tweed, Merv – M.P.
Sent: November 6, 2008 1:00 PM
To: Tweed, Merv – M.P.
Subject: Speaker of the House of Commons/Président de la Chambre des communes
I write to you today to illustrate my desire to run for Speaker of the House of Commons.
I fully believe that my past experience at the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government has prepared me for the challenges, responsibilities, and demands associated with this position. Having served as the provincial Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, and federally as the Chair of the Standing Committee of Transport, I have continuously been faced with the honourable task of being fair, neutral, and open to debate. I assure you that I will bring the same characteristics to the role of Speaker.
The House of Commons is a place of dignity and respect and deserves stability and order. It is my view that over the last several years the level of debate and decorum in our great institution has suffered. Should I be entrusted with the role as Speaker of the House of Commons, rest assure I will strive to ensure that all Members of Parliament demonstrate equality and integrity, while respecting the traditions and raising the level of debate in the House of Commons.
It would be a privilege to work with you in this capacity. Should you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to call my Parliamentary office.
On November 18th, I would sincerely appreciate your support.
Merv Tweed, MP
Your move, Andrew Scheer et al.