Canadian Political Quotes (June 24)

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Mr. Dennis Bevington (Western Arctic, NDP):

The Howard government took on workers in its country very successfully at the start. It was very successful at the start. This is a word of caution to the Conservative government. The Howard government was very successful at taking little bites at the rights of workers. Then, toward the end of its time, it took too big a bite.

Mr. Dean Del Mastro (Peterborough):

Was it a megabyte?

Mr. Dennis Bevington:

It was a bigger bite than he could chew.


Mr. Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay):

Mr. Speaker, I see my colleagues over there are probably tired and grumpy after staying up all night. I think they are starting to be a little delusional. I think they just need to calm down and engage in some respectful debate and stop interrupting. It was a very interesting speech, and I find that what I am hearing from across the way is starting to sound rather delusional. I would say, have a little cup of Ovaltine and everything will be fine.


Mr. Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I would like my colleague’s views on whether or not the Prime Minister knows the phone number of Deepak Chopra, because he hand-picked him and parachuted him into that position in January 2011. Could he not pick up the phone again and tell Deepak Chopra to lift the lockout, let the workers go back to work and the mail will flow?

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Winnipeg Centre has me at a disadvantage. I am not in a position to speak to what is in the Prime Minister’s rolodex.


Mrs. Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I love your haircut.


Mr. Peter Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore):

Mr. Speaker, if I had a baseball bat I would knock that one out of the park.

Again with the Ovaltine…

Mr. Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay):

Yes, Mr. Speaker. I am sitting quite close to the member for Windsor West, but I am having a hard time hearing him. My colleague from Markham—Unionville seems to be a little agitated. I do not know if he needs Ovaltine or something to calm him down. I would like to ask him to just calm down so I can actually hear the debate.


Hon. Denis Coderre (Bourassa):

Madam Chair, what is the definition of “relevant”? Are we going to keep going on and on and talk about everything or are we going to talk about clause 8 and the arbitrator? If they do not like themselves, let them sort that out in therapy, but we would like to know what clause 8 is.


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