Saturday, 25 June 2011

Rooky MPs Take the Floor: Great Experience in Canada Post Filibuster

There has been a flurry of Facebook posts from the young NDP MPs about the epic struggle being waged in the House of Commons to try to amend the back to work legislation Stephen Harper has proposed to end the Canada Post lock out. Seems that everyone is getting a chance to take the floor!

This is an unintended upside to the filibuster. All those bright young people who ordinarily wouldn't have been given a chance to say much now are carrying the flame. Great experience, even if in the end the Cons can pass whatever they want, given their majority.

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