: Be careful out there


Dr.G.
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Let's all be careful out there as the MPs rush out of Ottawa for various places around the country/world as they go on their "hard earned" summer break. :mad:

YouTube - Michael Conrad, "Let's be careful out there" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2QApwtE8zQ)

friend
Jun 18th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Lets. :)

Macfury
Jun 18th, 2010, 03:30 PM
I wish they would never return to Ottawa.

screature
Jun 18th, 2010, 04:04 PM
Let's all be careful out there as the MPs rush out of Ottawa for various places around the country/world as they go on their "hard earned" summer break. :mad:

YouTube - Michael Conrad, "Let's be careful out there" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2QApwtE8zQ)

Just for clarification. MPs don't take a break in the summer, they just don't work at Parliament. They work just as long hours and have as many demands on their time, they are just working in their ridings attending to a multitude of riding based issues. They meet with constituents and stakeholders, attend conferences, make public appearances, deal with immigration and citizenship matters, advocate for constituents at various levels of government etc. etc. etc. There may be some bad MPs out there who see the summer as a break, but none that I have ever known. Most MPs take far less holiday time than their staff.

bsenka
Jun 18th, 2010, 06:54 PM
Just for clarification. MPs don't take a break in the summer, they just don't work at Parliament.

That is a common misconception. Government doesn't stop just because parliament is not in session, In fact, it's quite common for the government MPs especially to be more busy during breaks than they were during session. This was particularly true during the last prorogation.

groovetube
Jun 19th, 2010, 08:17 AM
lol

used to be jwoodget
Jun 22nd, 2010, 04:10 PM
That is a common misconception. Government doesn't stop just because parliament is not in session, In fact, it's quite common for the government MPs especially to be more busy during breaks than they were during session. This was particularly true during the last prorogation.

Are you saying Conservative MPs work harder than Liberal, NDP or Parti Quebecois MPs or are you just using the term "government" to describe parliamentarians?

The last prorogation was a farce. Where was the supposed recalibration? The only new aspect of the budget in policy terms was the proposed removal of a purported sexist phrase from the anthem and we know where that went. There were just two pieces of legislation passed in the current session (compared to a typical 25-35 bills). To suggest this past session was productive is ridiculous. Not that this lack of productivity was the fault of only one party, of course.