Canadian Political Quotes (Week of June 19-25)

June 22, 2011

Mini-me

Mr. Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, there is nothing more insulting to the debate of this House than to have a minister who is promoted after a scandal breaks. Not just promoted but promoted to the Treasury board, and who sits there day after day after day, hiding under his desk like Mini-Me. That is insulting to the people–

Which came first?

Mr. Jim Hillyer (Lethbridge, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, I feel that any talk from a socialist party about supporting business is just not believable. Saying that we love small businesses but hate large corporations is a little bit like saying that we love eggs but we do not like chickens.

Hide and seek

Mr. James Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, during question period the member for Timmins—James Bay repeatedly made reference to the absence of a member from the chamber. The member is not new in the House and he would know that violates the Standing Orders of the House. I would ask the Speaker ensure he does not continue to do this in the future.

The Speaker:

I thank the hon. member for raising that. I will take a look at the blues and see what exactly was said.

Mr. Yvon Godin (Acadie—Bathurst, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, on the same point of order, I do not recall that he said he was not present. He said that he was hiding under his seat.

June 23, 2011

SOB

Mr. Jeff Watson (Essex, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. You may want to check on this and rule on it, but I am not sure that “SOB” is appropriate parliamentary language, whether it is being said directly or being attributed indirectly.

All wet

Mr. John Williamson (New Brunswick Southwest, CPC):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. My Loyalist ancestors are rolling over in their graves. This afternoon, in question period, I incorrectly referred to the Queen as “Her Royal Highness” when every schoolboy should know it is “Her Majesty”. I want to correct the record before heading home, so my loyal constituents do not toss me into Passamaquoddy Bay. God save the Queen.

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