June 14, 2024
Boo hoo to you too, Ms. O’Connell. Show more respect for Parliament, for Canadians and for the democratic process we hold dear.

Show more respect for integrity of our system

Of all the commentary in the furious discussion about revelations that some MPs are working with foreign governments, the most asinine was from Ontario Liberal MP Jennifer O’Connell.

In a national security and intelligence committee of parliamentarians (NSICOP) hearing Thursday, the MP for Pickering-Uxbridge heckled and tried to talk over Conservative MP Frank Caputo as he questioned Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc about which MPs were working with hostile governments. That prompted Conservative MP Garnett Genius to ask the committee chair to call O’Connell to order. She was breaking the rules.

“Oh, boo hoo. Get over it,” she said.

Really? Is this the level of childish tantrums we’ve reached in the hallowed halls of Parliament? Throw your toys out of the crib opposition politicians demand your government be held to account.

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