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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Virtual Idiot?

Unless an agreement is reached before Monday, the House of Commons will resume business as usual with all 338 MPs along with their staff, clerks, interpreters, security and cleaners, returning to work in Ottawa.

The Liberals are also proposing one additional session be held each week with another lengthy question period, but this one would be held virtually.

Andrew Scheer and his Conservatives, meanwhile, are pushing for three in-person sittings per week to hold government accountable for its pandemic response — down from four sittings they were demanding earlier in the week.

It seems that Scheer just does not get it, remember this is the fellow who packed the special flight bringing a couple of leaders to Ottawa for the last special session with his wife and kids.

Meanwhile as I said before there is no need with modern communication methods for our MPs, who reside in and represent riding's far from Ottawa, to be in the room to have input to decisions being made.

Its NOT a time for political posturing Mr Scheer, give it a rest!

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Owen Gray said...

Mr. Scheer is not the sharpest tool in the shed, Rural.

Rural said...

He needs to be taken to the woodshed for a good old fashioned walloping Owen!

Lorne said...

Chantal Hebert has a withering assessment of the Conservative braintrust in today's Star, Rural: https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2020/04/17/andrew-scheers-tone-deaf-response-to-covid-19-is-bad-news-for-the-next-conservative-leader.html

Rural said...

Unfortunate that its behind a paywall Lorne.