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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 03 April 2006 02:57 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
LIberal MP Peter Milliken was elected speaker today. As I read the current line-up:

Tories - 125

Lib - 101

BQ - 51

NDP - 29

Ind - 1

Speaker - 1 (only votes in event of tie)

*raises eyebrow*

Facinating.

[ 03 April 2006: Message edited by: Jimmy Brogan ]


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Krago
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posted 03 April 2006 03:17 PM      Profile for Krago     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The new House of Commons seating plan is also out today (though Milliken's election will cause a ripple in the Liberal ranks).

It looks like Peter Goldring and Charlie Angus are seatmates this session. I wonder what they'll chat about.


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Boom Boom
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posted 03 April 2006 03:30 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Originally posted by Krago:
(though Milliken's election will cause a ripple in the Liberal ranks).


Why? He did a good job in the last session of the House.


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West Coast Greeny
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posted 03 April 2006 03:36 PM      Profile for West Coast Greeny     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Wait... imagine if Andre Authur was elected speaker. Sure, it could destroy the workings of parliment, but think of the RATINGS
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Krago
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posted 03 April 2006 03:39 PM      Profile for Krago     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:
Originally posted by Krago:
(though Milliken's election will cause a ripple in the Liberal ranks).


Why? He did a good job in the last session of the House.


Sorry, I meant a ripple in the ranks of the Liberals seating plan. Since he gets the Speaker's chair, a few MPs move up a row and the rest slide over one.


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Stockholm
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posted 03 April 2006 04:10 PM      Profile for Stockholm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
This also means that the NDP and CPC have one more vote than the Liberals, BQ and Andre Artur!
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Reality. Bites.
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posted 03 April 2006 04:16 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Stockholm:
This also means that the NDP and CPC have one more vote than the Liberals, BQ and Andre Artur!

Which might actually mean something if the BQ and Liberals had any intention of bringing down the government.


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Boom Boom
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posted 03 April 2006 04:17 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Originally posted by Stockholm:
This also means that the NDP and CPC have one more vote than the Liberals, BQ and Andre Artur!

CBC Newsworld reported this morning that the Conservatives flat out refused to allow anyone from their ranks to run for Speaker, because of how the numbers broke down.


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V. Jara
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posted 03 April 2006 04:56 PM      Profile for V. Jara     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
That was my suspicion following Chuck Strahl's appointment as Ag minister, effectively taking him out of the running for speaker. In return Strahl was going to require some sort of compensation after the loss of the speaker's bonus.
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Kinetix
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posted 03 April 2006 05:28 PM      Profile for Kinetix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Are either of the two conservatives on the opposition side peeved that there are new democrats on the government side? what an unusual arrangement.
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ctrl190
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posted 03 April 2006 05:29 PM      Profile for ctrl190     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ouch... Stoffer is way in the back row, isn't that where newbies are automatically placed?
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tommie
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posted 03 April 2006 07:16 PM      Profile for tommie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Stockholm:
This also means that the NDP and CPC have one more vote than the Liberals, BQ and Andre Artur!

Good to see that New Democrats are looking forward to working with neo-conservatives.


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Boom Boom
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posted 03 April 2006 07:25 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I believe the BQ were the first to say they would not bring the Cons down. Graham of the Libs was saying two weeks ago the Libs will oppose just about everything the Cons propose.
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Hunky_Monkey
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posted 03 April 2006 11:10 PM      Profile for Hunky_Monkey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by tommie:

Good to see that New Democrats are looking forward to working with neo-conservatives.


Meh... the NDP tried to work with the Libs... what difference is it now?


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Hephaestion
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posted 03 April 2006 11:30 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Krago:

It looks like Peter Goldring and Charlie Angus are seatmates this session. I wonder what they'll chat about.



Calgary real estate agents? Separation anxiety?

Maybe Charlie will tell him he thinks there's "something in the water" in Calgary that causes this kind of thing...

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