BTC: Silly question

If the ethics commissioner has ruled that Liberal Robert Thibault can’t ask questions about Brian Mulroney because the latter is suing the former, shouldn’t the Prime Minister’s suing of the official opposition prevent both the Liberal and Conservative sides from directly addressing each other in Question Period?

Perhaps as a solution, they might pass their questions and answers through the Bloc and NDP. You know like estranged parents might speak through their children.

“Gilles, tell Stephen that I’m most displeased with his handling of Burma.”

“Jack, tell Stephane that I think he’s a weenie.”

“Gilles, please ask Stephen why he resorts to such name calling.”

“Jack, tell Stephane that I know he is, but what am I?”

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