Thursday, January 7, 2010

No Summer Vacation for Parliament

Now that would be funny!  It would also be useful since Senate reform will probably be very tough in this most difficult of Parliaments.  I would like to see members sit for double or triple the usual length of time after the Olympics.  Its obvious that the Liberals are already angling for an election, so its unlikely that the Parliamentary term will make it that far anyway.  I'm not even sure the government has the power to extend the term length at all.  I do know that Prorogation is within the Prime Minister's right and its also nothing special either.  

Perhaps an extension would make an entertaining bill?  Journalists have always called it "cheap theater."  The real work of government is done outside of Question Period and everybody knows that.  You don't actually think all that horsing around, jeering, and grandstanding serves a purpose do you?  Come on.  Anything that can't wait until after we host the world will need some kind of emergency session anyway.

I say: make them all work thrice as hard (or long) for the same pay and see how that empty rhetoric stands up.

4 comments:

hunter said...

Great idea! It would be a hoot to see the opposition squirm their way out of that one.

L said...

Excellent idea. Let the opposition keep pace with our energetic PM. I hear Iggy needs naps, and this would preclude a trip to Province in good weather, as I hear it has been a tad chilly this Christmas.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

This is a great idea for sure!

And if any Opp MPs say they need the summer to get work done in their ridings then their prorogation objection is bogus.

JeroldABella said...

先將一個人的生活過好,才有能力過好兩個人的生活..................................................

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