Back to work

The House of Commons resumed business this morning at 11 o’clock and the first Question Period of the year is but an hour away.

To whet our collective appetite, the NDP has, in keeping with their recent habit, sent out its QP line-up. After Jack Layton has dealt with “the budget and getting things done for job creation” and Paul Dewar has raised the issue of “Egypt,” Glenn Thibeault is set to stand and press the government on “sports concussions and Sidney Crosby missing the All-Star game.”

Let us thus forever retire the fashionable lament that this House too often fails to engage with the important issues facing this country.