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Sleeping and soft porn in the House!

By DJ Kelly December 6, 2007

Is life so boring in Canadian politics right now that members of our governments have nothing better to do other than keep themselves entertained? Is it really such a slow news week on the political front that these are news stories? Are we really so lame that we should care about such boring things?

1. Yup, someone was upset at this display:

The all-night sitting provoked some unusual behaviour. It’s normally deemed unparliamentary for MLA to put their feet up on someone else’s legislature chair. But when it’s 9 a.m. Wednesday and the assembly has been debating since the previous day, such manners are generally excused.

Richard Magnus was the Calgary Conservative MLA in the government’s back row, feet up, eyes closed, mouth open, seemingly oblivious to the Liberal hectoring and Tory heckling about this bizarre marathon of democracy.

2. And, more understandably, an NDP MP was upset at this display of a Conservative MP viewing images of a woman in “flimsy lingere” on his laptop in the House of Commons. CalgaryGrit has an excellent riff on the “scantily clad” woman fiasco. The MP’s explaination – after insisting for few hours that he was not looking at such images – is that she was his girlfriend. Although if she was James Moore’s girlfriend that still doesn’t explain why he was looking at half nude photos of her while in the House of Commons. Weird. And kinda creepy if you ask me.