Saturday, March 31, 2007

Question Period

I got to go to Question Period on Tuesday of this week. The best line?

Mr. Francis Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis, Liberal):
Mr. Speaker, last fall, the minority Conservative government cut the funding to the Public Diplomacy Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the branch responsible for the international promotion of Canadian art and culture.

The $11.6 million cut will almost certainly mean the end of a variety of important promotional tools, including the exhibition of Canadian art in our embassies around the world.

Was Margaret Atwood right when she said, “there's more culture in a cup of yoghurt than in the Conservative government?”

Friday, March 2, 2007

Jean Charest takes the high road

Charest defends André Boisclair - excellent move! I believe it truly came from the heart, and not from the minds of political strategists. And I'm not being sarcastic here.