The Conservative MP for Peterborough pines for simpler times, before television and the Internet messed everything up.
Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro said he doesn’t understand the controversy surrounding his government’s decision to prorogue Parliament until March 3. “I don’t really understand the current reaction. Government has been prorogued 105 times,” Del Mastro told a group of Rotarians. “Maybe Canadians just don’t understand that that’s been part of our parliamentary system since we formed it.”
Del Mastro made the comments Monday, fielding questions after speaking to the Rotary Club of Peterborough during its weekly meeting at the Holiday Inn. Del Mastro pointed the finger at the media as part of the reason many Canadians have voiced anger about the issue. “The fact that this has been highlighted is probably an effect of 24-hour news,” he said.