new spirit of cooperation


Down with the Smoot-Hawley tariff and its modern analogues!

Must-reads: Vaughn Palmer on cutting costs in Victoria; Christie Blatchford on the “S.M.” trial.


And yet somehow, it seemed as though the Tories were clapping *at* them, not *with* them.

Just watched the vote on the Bloc subamendment to the Speech from the Throne (because, as previously established on so many occasions I’ve lost count, I have no life), and I couldn’t help but notice the spirited round of applause coming from the Conservatives when the Liberals voted against it. Yes, voted against it – in other words, with the Conservatives – rather than abstain, which wasn’t a surprise because they’ve already said that they’ll support the thing, albeit somewhat grudgingly (and won’t let it cramp their style when it comes to going after the government on its lackadaisical response to the Great Economic Unpleasantness).


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: