Layton Inadvertently Smacks a Few of His New MPs With Debate Comment

In the English language debate, Jack Layton dealt a death blow to Michael Ignatieff by saying something to the effect of “If you want a promotion, you need to show up for work.”

How many of his new Quebec MPs didn’t campaign a single stitch? How many did not even show up in their riding during the election?

Unless they have $150,000 a year jobs now, many just got a promotion without showing up for work.

I’m just saying….

The real losers here are the constituents who will have poor representation by someone who does not understand the local issues. But they are also the ones who did the voting so it seems they are stuck with their own bad decisions.

7 thoughts on “Layton Inadvertently Smacks a Few of His New MPs With Debate Comment

  • May 5, 2011 at 9:12 am
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    Too funny – so the most sophisticated voters in Canada were punked by the “Smiling Jack Layton”. It was always about the $2 subsidy – Canada does not need this corruption and slease. Now Jacko Boy wants more time to train the “seals”. I think not – if you are not ready to be the Opposition, do the honourable think and fall on your shiatsu!!! You wanted this election, you got it. Cheers.

  • May 5, 2011 at 9:33 am
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    Oh, and here some thought post-election might be boring:

    Jacques “The Crotch” Layton (or simply, Crotch Layton)

    Thomas “UFO” Mulcair (as in, unidentified-flying-Osama)

    Ruth Ellen “Vegas” Brousseau

    This is gonna be a riot.

  • May 5, 2011 at 9:46 am
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    Well it is fantastic (and just desserts) that the NDP and Libs will both be in internal disarray for the next few years that hopefully Harper will have time to deliver things with little commentary. This will provide a fantastic base for the next turn @ the polls.

  • May 5, 2011 at 10:09 am
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    There goes the argument *We have to pay top $ to get the best people*. NOT!

  • May 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm
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    What really burns me is that the N.D.P. candidate in our riding Pierrefonds-Dollard (West Island Montreal) didn’t even turn up for the only all candidates debate during the election. She works part-time and studies in Trois-Rivieres.

    We worked for months on the ground. What a slap in the face. Total Harper derangement syndrome.

  • May 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm
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    Our MP is Peter Stoffer. For some reason he is able to get elected without campaigning too. Maybe he taught classes to the parachute candidates in Quebec. Stoffer didn’t show up for the candidates’ debates, only canvassed in the most populated parts of a mostly rural riding, and provided only inane, bullet-form answers for his candidate bio in the local paper. Like I care that he’s a Dylan fan!!

    It gives me hope that Adam Mimnagh cut his support by more than half over the last election. I hope Adam steps forward again in 2015!

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