The language war

Not in Ottawa today, and thus couldn’t witness the poetry of Question Period firsthand, but perhaps the transcript speaks for itself.

Conservative members, for instance, combined to use the word “coalition” 15 times, while the Prime Minister seems to have referred to the Liberals as “those characters.”

And Liberal Carolyn Bennett, in wondering whether the Prime Minister would acquiesce to last night’s House vote on the census, apparently observed that “leaders who think they make the rules are called dictators.” In fairness, with the next breath Ms. Bennett said that “this is a test,” so she seems at least willing to offer Mr. Harper the opportunity to prove he is not a dictator. Which is, well, something.

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