Monday, December 18, 2006

Some hon members: Oh! Oh!

Those that actually spend their time reading the Hansard (as opposed to, say, having a life) know that MPs, when not speaking, say one of two things: Either "Oh! Oh!" or "Hear! Hear!" which is apparently what the cat calls and cheers get distilled to by the stenographer.

But things must have gotten a little rowdy last week. For your pleasure:

Hon. Lucienne Robillard (Westmount—Ville-Marie, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the minority government continues to display false transparency. First, the Conservatives cut $1 billion from programs for Canadians without ever assessing the effectiveness or pertinence of these cuts and without assessing the programs. Now they are making further cuts, which the government tried to slip under the radar in the recently tabled economic and financial update, without saying a word about it.

Can the Prime Minister tell us why he hid the truth from all Canadians?

Some hon. members: Oh, oh!

An hon. member: Calm down, you fools!

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