"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Nice work if you can get it (II)

This cleverly colour-coded chart shows the number of sitting days of the House of Assembly, by calendar year, going back to 1987. Columns are coloured according to the governing party which controlled the legislative agenda for most of the year. Pale colours indicate election years, during which there is naturally less time for House business to begin with. (The 2011 figures are for year to date.)

Disregarding election years, during the Clyde Wells era the House sat an average of 88 days a year. Under Tobin, that plummetted to 53, declining further to 51 under Grimes, and 49 under Williams.

Something to bear in mind, when incumbent MHAs, or fresh-faced candidates, come to your door, auditioning for what has become, in essence, Newfoundland and Labrador's most lucrative part-time seasonal job.

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home