Monday, January 11, 2010

Some As Yet Unharvested Stupid: Yellowhead MP Rob Merrifield On Prorogation

Merrifield said the decision to prorogue Parliament had more to do with keeping the country focused than anything else.

"The prorogation is delaying things just a month. Why get revved up before the Olympics? We're going to have a throne speech after the Olympics. A new budget that will focus the country, the House of Commons and the Parliament on accomplishing what comes out of that throne speech. I think that's got a lot to do with it," Merrifield said.

So what's in that throne-speech & budget that requires two months of silent contemplation to prepare for (because, according to Merrifield, prorogation is just like life in the HOC, but quieter):

"I think the only real difference with prorogation is that you don't have us shouting and screaming at each other in question period."


"Nothing really earth-shaking, it's going to be a boring budget let's put it that way. I don't think there will be a lot of big cuts because that would be premature. I don't think there will be a lot of spending because we just can't keep spending."


Scott MacNeil said...

Merrifield (definition)= MORON!

Ti-Guy said...

Every day, I learn something new. Like there's someone called Bob Merrifield in the Harper cabinet and that there's a riding called "Yellowhead."

Tof KW said...

Actually Ti, Yellowhead was Joe Clark's old riding. Preston Manning even ran against him there during the 1988 election. Name comes from the Yellowhead pass, easiest crossing of the continental divide there is.