While the Prime Minister's Office is fixated on drawing up lists for would-be questioners in the media, the Liberal opposition has been busy with a list of another sort.
It's a little like the Twelve Days of Christmas, without the tune or the partridge in a pear tree. It's a list of all the alleged Tory/Harper missteps for each day in power since February. Liberal MPs began to read from the list last week during the Commons session devoted to members' statements, and were still at it today.
Ruby Dhalla (Brampton Springdale) took listeners up to Day 150 today. She declared:
Number 141: ordinary Canadians making $80,000 a year.
Number 142: floor-crossing trade minister changes allegiance when he crossed the floor. Number 143: fearmongering that crime is going up when actually crime is going down. Number 144: having no plan of action to address the issue of climate change. Number 145: the minister gets appointed to the Senate because he feels that he should not run in the election. Number 146: a hypocritical trade minister shakes his head at the hypocrisy of the member who dares to criticize him. Number 147: muzzling Conservative MPs once again on commenting on the same sex marriage of two Canadian Mounties in Nova Scotia. Number 148: playing politics by favouring friendly media outlets and ignoring anyone else who writes against him. Number 149: preaching about accountability while the Conservative MP from Calgary West is sued for wrongful dismissal and accused of improperly using public funds. Number 150: introducing token Senate reform while breaking the Conservative promise to elect Senators.