The opposition parties last week showed themselves to be the very little, petty people they are.
While HM Government will help defend the population of Libya and tried to help the people of our ally Japan, the opoostion talked about spending money on sports stadia and trying to bring up more non scandals. As Chantal Hebert notes it is trivial pursuit.
This was the week when the opposition parties had hoped to focus public attention on the Conservative government’s cavalier approach to Parliament.
Instead they unwittingly ended up providing voters with another vignette of the growing disconnect between parliamentarians and the public.
In a week when most Canadians wondered how the country would cope with a crisis on the scale of that which has befallen Japan, the merits of funding sports arenas and the relative crudeness of the wording of an updated citizenship guide were uppermost on the mind of some of Canada’s leading politicians.
Against the backdrop of a potential nuclear disaster in the immediate vicinity of Tokyo, the main federal attractions featured a government on a publicly funded vote-shopping spree and three opposition parties engaged in a procedural inquisition.