This is the week that was -

This is the week that was


Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor broke big news of electoral chicanery. Pat Martin quipped and fumed. The Conservative party pleaded innocence. The Prime Minister pleaded ignorance. Matt Meier distanced himself. Bob Rae blamed the Conservative culture. Opposition MPs were suspicious. Michael Sona departed. Mr. Rae sought a parliamentary debate. And Messrs Maher and McGregor tallied even more phoney phone calls.

Nathan Cullen proposed taxing the rich. Leadnow made a case for Mr. Cullen. Hélène Laverdière made a case for Paul Dewar. Todd Wong made a case for Brian Topp. And Riccardo Filippone made a case for Peggy Nash. Bill Tieleman dismissed Mr. Cullen’s big plan. Jamey Heath defended his candidate. Brian Topp defended the NDP’s current course. The labour movement picked sides. Ken Lewenza endorsed Peggy Nash. Ed Broadbent commended Brian Topp. Mr. Topp challenged Thomas Mulcair’s plans for cap-and-trade. And I talked to Ms. Nash.

Vic Toews received threats, support and suggestions. Stockwell Day conceded his disagreement. Mr. Toews tried to explain himself. John Baird avoided the Palestinians. MPs tried to fix Parliament. The NDP grew and the numbers were spun. Stephen Harper’s take on Iran differed from that of the American military. Diane Finley pleaded her case. Candice Hoeppner tried to be a pundit. The Prime Minister compared favourably to the Republican candidates for president. Peter MacKay needed military assistance. And in the absence of that, he retreated.

I talked to Brad Trost and considered Vic Toews and our rhetorical standards. David Fraser tried to fix C-30. And Jack Mintz proposed tax reform.