New Era of Parliamentary Civility Watch: Now, see, was that so hard?

Heard in the House today, mere moments after QP had careened to a close:


Watch out, global financial meltdown – committees are (almost definitely coming) back!

According to this week’s Hill Times, the government and opposition parties are going to try to get the rest of the committees up and running before the winter break — which is just three weeks away; tick tick tick, y’all — in order to “deal with” (House Leader Jay Hill’s words, not ours) “some of the economic issues” that are pretty much completely preoccupying parliamentarians at the moment. Liberal Whip Rodger Cuzner suggests that, with the fiscal update and pre-budget consultations, the Finance committee, in particular, may be putting in some long hours over the next few weeks.