Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bleak moments in the legislature

A video from Hansard of so-called debate in the legislature that is worth viewing. The dispute came as Kevn Krueger, always a loyal foot soldier, refused to answer even the most simple questions about spending in his ministry, looking increasing a person who had lost all contact with reality. It ends with a spectator getting kicked out for an outburst about Krueher's bizarre performance. The only wonder is that people aren't moved to shouted protests more often.


Anonymous said...

The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer has a few choice words on Krueger's charade here -- another nail in the BC Liberal's 'open and accountable' administration.

Anonymous said...

It's been a fair bit of time since the last heckler was ejected from the gallery. What penalty was leveled against the heckler? How did Speaker Barisoff and the new Sergeant-at-Arms handle the situation?

Per Standing Order 9: The Speaker shall preserve order and decorum and shall decide questions of order and practice.

Per Standing Order 24:Any strangers to any part of the House, Committees of the House or galleries who misconduct themselves, or who do not withdraw when directed to do so shall be taken into custody by the Sergeant-at-Arms, and no person so taken into custody shall be discharged without special order of the House, or the Speaker if the House be recessed or adjourned.

Per 95(3) The Sergeant-at-Arms shall preserve order in the galleries, corridors,lobbies and precincts.

Anonymous said...

How utterly depressing!

Anonymous said...

Kreiger could keep himslef employed by speaking as little as possible and hammering the desk as all trained seals are taught. He seems so thankful that Gordo keeps him around. As a Minister he gets quesstions directed his way and the buffoon simply doesn't have the sense to try to answer them in a direct way. Opens his mouth, puts both feet in it but still won't shut up. And we pay this fellow a lot of dollars, but for what? Time to go Kevin as you are a disgrace.