Friday, May 18, 2007

House of Very Commons

(On Friday, Treasury Board Secretary Toews told a Member of Parliament to take her "medication"... or did he? In a week that's seen one MP run across the floor to hurl obscenities at one of the McWimpy Brothers and the collapse of the Committee on Official Languages, it seems to be proof, yet again, of the need for Sunday School or at least a summer course in basic manners).

Question:
Did you tell her to take her medication?

Hon. Vic Toews:
I indicated that this is an individual who has consistently yelled and screamed in the House. She does it on a consistent basis without -- without any regard for the other people in the House. I think that most people sit there generally speaking and listen to what is being said. That member ---

Question:
(Inaudible)

Hon. Vic Toews:
--- that member yells and screams at all times and I never said that she was to take her medication.

Question:
What should she do then? Take medication? Could you just clarify -- and is it wrong ---

Hon. Vic Toews:
What she should do is settle down perhaps and listen when other people are speaking in the House. That's what she should do.

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