“Unparliamentary Behaviour”

New Brunswick Liberal MLA Abel LeBlanc flips the bird at the Tory Opposition. More at The Daily Gleaner here.

Who says we’re all polite and well-mannered?

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19 responses to ““Unparliamentary Behaviour”

  1. Mark McLaughlin

    And you Liberals think that having question period going on during the Olympics is a good idea , why?

    The petty squabbling on both sides doesn’t need to be hapening when we’re trying to showcase our country to the world.

    I think you all know that, but your political aspirations take precidence over your good sense.

  2. I have political aspirations? Who knew…

  3. Martin

    Mark, you’re a genius.
    We shouldn’t have the legislature sit during the Olympics because someone might see what children we elect. Brilliant. Close all provincial parliaments and the Commons when anything remotely important is going on.

    Anyway, I loved it. It was like Italy…almost a fistfight.

  4. benalbanach

    Mark,as a kid I lived in a poor area of Edinburgh. When there was the suggestion that the Queen might like to visit the area the authorities painted all the doors. You’d have loved it there.

  5. MW

    Now if we could only get some South Korean style parliament brawls happening here! That would be sweet. RIP Darrel Stinson.

  6. Mark McLaughlin

    “We shouldn’t have the legislature sit during the Olympics because someone might see what children we elect.”

    Actually, yes.

    When company comes over I bet you throw all your clutter into the spare room and close the door like most people do. Our Olympic guests don’t wants to see our dirt, and I can’t image why we would want to shown.

    It’s shameful for all parties, and I can’t imagine they’d be able to control themselves even with the world watching. It’s not like we’re on the world stage regularly.

  7. jkg

    If Italy can survive Berlusconi during the 2006 Turin Winter Games, Canada would have no problem letting elected representatives actually do some parliamentary work without much embarrassment. Besides, it is not as if though the CPC government is going away; like Berlusconi, Harper (and Campbell) is going to leverage the political benefits of the Olympics, so his cabinet will not be shut in behind closed doors.

    In their publicity activities, they will have plenty of oppourtunity to embarrass themselves. They already have a head start with Home Depot Gardening Annex, or should I say, the Canada Pavillion.

    I had no idea that our parliamentary system houses so many philistines and truculent troglodytes. If they are that embarrassing to be considered aptly analogous to irritating dust bunnies and empty chip bags, it is no wonder Harper had to prorogue: Multitasking with the budget, Olympics, and that pesky parliamentary work would have been just too much for those hapless members of the governing party.

  8. Funny how scared the conbots are that the international community might laugh at the idiots they elected.

  9. If only they were as self-conscious the rest of the time.

  10. leeky

    “Funny how scared the conbots are that the international community might laugh at the idiots they elected.”

    How are the conservatives the idiots? It’s one of yours that’s having the humiliating public tantrum.

  11. SMc

    I wonder how many of our provincial and federal politicians felt like doing the same. Think of Trudeau, MacKay to name a few. They came very close to physically showing their displeasure — I certainly have used the gesture when I see and hear some of the comments coming from elected officials as well as verbally expressing my dissatisfaction with a few well chose expletives.

  12. I’m surprised they don’t throw shoes at one another.

  13. How are the conservatives the idiots? It’s one of yours that’s having the humiliating public tantrum

    One of mine? Poor Conservative getting confused between the provincial and federal legislatures. There there, there there.

  14. leeky

    Hey shiner,

    A liberal is a liberal is a liberal…

    Just to refresh, I remember PET’s one finger salute to the west as well.

  15. My but you’re delicate leeky.

  16. leeky

    Shiner,

    Nah, not delicate. Just a long memory…:)

    Cheers.

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