Monday, January 26, 2009

the House is back

Parliament has reopened...without any bling. "old decisions must be rethought" is about as radical as Harper got, in the Governor General throne speech delivered by Michaelle Jean this afternoon.

no specifics. none of the Obama "we're all in this together", no discussion of how the government will regain our trust...and absolutely no mention of the bizarre way parliament closed in early December. there won't be any debate until tomorrow, when the much-hinted-at budget finally gets presented. the confidence vote could hit thursday. Iggy promises "a calm & serene" consideration of the budget. Layton is sticking to coalition talk...and the Bloc, eh bon, the Bloc will do what the Bloc will do.

i do hope it gets interesting.

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