RMR: Rick’s Rant – Parliament’s Back

RMR: Rick’s Rant – Parliament’s Back

[theme music] In just a matter
of days the 42nd Parliament
of Canada will begin. For 338 MPs this is not just the
first day of school, this is like all the first days
all wrapped up in one. Think of the pressure. The mood levelers must be flying
off the shelves in Ottawa. As they say
in pharmaceutical circles, we moved enough
anti-depressants to feed the entireConservativecaucus. Speaking of which;
Stephen Harper is returning to the Hill
as a back bench MP. Now normally when
Prime Minister’s are defeated they resign, but no,
Harper says he’s going back and will even show up
for work on occasion. Remember that one kids, if
you’re ever in a job interview, promise to show up
for work on occasion. One thing we do know about day
one guaranteed Tom Mulcair will be there front and centre. Well not so much
front and centre as down the way
and off to the side. Tom Mulcair, always
fun to watch. Or you could close your eyes and
smell the electrical fire in his head. And then of course we have
Justin Trudeau. To say that he was a disaster
in Question Period is an understatement. That boy could not ask a
question to save his life. But maybe he’ll be good at
pretending to answer questions, which is basically
what Prime Ministers do. But whatever happens
in this first week, we must hold our
MPs to account, they all promised more civility
and less partisanship. Now let’s not aim for greatness
because that won’t happen. But let’s set the bar of decorum
at an achievable height. Lets aim for grade nine,
we’ll settle for grade eight. And between you and I, anything
above grade six is an win.


  1. Canada could have MPs who act like their in grade 10 or above but we don't want the bodily fluids all over the parliament floor.

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