Politics and its Discontents: Rick Mercer Assesses Andrew Scheer’s Job Performance

Unsurprisingly, the House Speaker gets a failing grade. My two favourite lines: “Show me one person who believes he’s done a good job on the decorum front. 308 meth addicts on the dance floor have better manners.” “We [should] replace the Speaker with a bag of flour with a smiley face drawn on the front ...

The Canadian Progressive: Conservatives Kill NDP Motion To Civilize Question Period

On Tuesday, the House voted 144-132 to defeat an NDP motion seeking to empower the Speaker to police irrelevant answers during Question Period. The post Conservatives Kill NDP Motion To Civilize Question Period appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Impolitical: C-38 Speaker’s ruling reaction

Key point on Scheer’s ruling and the ongoing discussion over C-38, the government’s monstrous omnibus bill that jams unrelated and consequential bills into the budget process: “It’s something that clearly means we’re going to have to change the way Parliament does business,” Rae said. “If we can’t succeed in doing that under this government, we’ll ...

Impolitical: Rae’s clever privilege motion on the F-35s

Here it is, the full text: Liberal Leader Bob Rae’s Point of Privilege (h/t to David Akin for posting) The most important parts are at pages 5-9. Essentially, Rae’s point is that the Auditor General’s report says one thing. The Harper ministers, on the other hand, said very different things in the House of Commons ...