06 February 2006

Business as Usual in Ottawa

New Conservative government sworn in today:

Liberal David Emerson crosses the floor to join the Conservatives as a minister, before the first meeting of parliament. In other words, he won't even sit once in the house for the party for which he was elected in this parilament.

Unelected Michael Fortier who, admittedly, seems like quite a good sort, is appointed to the senate and joins the cabinet.

I'm sure they'll put Robert Nicholson, minister for Democratic Reform, on the case.