I am so glad our MPs know a true priority when they see it.
Unlike legislators in other countries, who waste their time on unimportant issues like foreign policy, fiscal strategy and international trade, our MPs zero in on what really matters: magazine articles.
In fact, last night our MPs took the courageous stand of unanimously condemning a Maclean’s article because it criticized corruption in Quebec.
With that crucial bit of law-making out of the way, the hard-working MPs in the House of Commons can now deal with other equally vital issues.
Here’s a quick glance at some of the items currently on the legislative agenda:
* Debating the cultural impact of Lady Ga Ga’s wardrobe. (And is “Ga Ga” French or English?)
* Banning movies with convoluted plots – the so-called Inception Bill.
* Which is game is better – Halo: Reach or Kill Zone 3?
* Regulating newspapers to force them to stop carrying comic strips like Blondie which stopped being funny shortly after VE Day.
* What’s the real story concerning Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore?
* Will the absence of Simon Cowell hurt the ratings for American Idol?
* A resolution condemning the Designated Hitter rule.
So as you can see, we have a busy legislative season ahead of us.
Of course, with all this work, MPs can legitimately claim it’s time for another pay raise.
And they will.