This is the week that was

An anonymous Conservative endorsed Paul Dewar. Libby Davies endorsed Brian Topp. And Nathan Cullen launched his campaign.

More of Tony Clement’s private emails became public. Peter MacKay stated the case for staying in Libya. Jack Harris made the case for changing course. The House agreed with the Defence Minister. John Baird addressed the UN. Dick Cheney’s feelings were hurt. The Harper government ended debate on its crime bill and opened investigations into the CBC and the NDP. And the Prime Minister made a great show of meeting with the Finance Minister and the Governor of the Bank of Canada.

SNC-Lavalin got a great deal on Atomic Energy Canada Limited. CSIS explained its policy on using information that might have been obtained through torture. Tony Clement promised to answer opposition questions, someday. Brad Trost went rogue. Maurice Vellacott followed suit. Peter MacKay was revealed to be a frequent flyer. The NDP demanded the government do something. Rob Nicholson begged comparison. Stephen Harper mixed numbers. The Federal Court ruled against the government. The Supreme Court ruled in favour of Insite. Sixty-nine percent of those who received the National Household Survey responded. And this happened.

Douglas Porter and Sherry Cooper warned about austerity. Stephen Gordon gave the government a little credit. Stephen Harper once opposed omnibus legislation. Ned Franks was disappointed. I considered the meaning of Brad Trost. Andrew Potter defended partisanship.

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