Ed Holder

The PBO debate

The House considers the future of the budget officer

Photo Gallery: The Speaker’s Robbie Burns Dinner

Mitchel Raphael takes in the Speaker’s second annual celebration of the Scottish bard


Members’ statements intrigue

Peter Goldring thinks the Conservatives were trying to mock him with a members’ statement.


The farce is strong in these ones

Among the Conservaties who stood in the House this week and criticized the NDP’s stance on cap-and-trade were Kyle Seeback, Peter Van Loan, Gord Brown, Leon Benoit, Shelly Glover, Chris Warkentin, LaVar Payne, Gerry Ritz, Pierre Poilievre, Christian Paradis, Rick Dykstra, Randy Hoback, Pierre Lemieux, Ed Fast, Tony Clement and Andrew Saxton. These individuals—like Phil McColeman, Joe Preston and Ed Holder, who attacked the NDP last week—were all Conservative candidates in 2008 when the Conservative party platform included a commitment to pursue a continental cap-and-trade system.

The Commons: The joke is on you, Canada

Aaron Wherry on the first day back


‘Not telling the truth’

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen responds to the letter three Conservative MPs sent to the London Free Press.


The farce is strong in these ones

With Thomas Mulcair visiting Brantford, Conservative MP Phil McColeman uses the phrase “carbon tax” three times in the space of a five-sentence quote (and his remarks are reported without being challenged).

Happy Canada Day

Aaron Wherry on who said what on July 1

A maquette of Elizabeth II

As part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee there was a ceremony unveiling a maquette of Elizabeth II riding a horse that will stay on the Hill.


Whose fault is it anyway?

The McGuinty and Harper governments blame each other for the situation at Electro-Motive in London.