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The Majesty of Parliament

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The Sunday Gazette had an article entitled “Ottawa’s Missing People,” which raised anew the problem of the 450 Governor-in-Council appointments that the Headwaiter hasn’t yet got around to filling in his 15 months as PM. Here’s PMO director of communications, Scott Reid, doing his bit to promote the relevance of Parliament to the Canadian people. Along the way, he manages to take his boss’s single greatest weakness and turn it into a point of principle:
“Let’s just take ourselves out of the carousel of Ottawa politics for two munutes. Do you think there is a single Canadian, a single living, breathing, honest-to-god working Canadian, who thinks it is a tragedy that the Prime Minister has chosen not to fill those [fifteen] Senate vacanices in the first 15 months in office? I don’t.”

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