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

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nice work if you can get it (III)

This chart compares the number of annual sitting days of the amateur legislature of Newfoundland and Labrador, notionally a province, with the number of sitting days of the sittingest territorial legislature in any given year, and with the number of meetings of St. John's city council, a municipal government:

In all but one year since 2001 inclusive, the sittingest territorial legislature has out-sat the House of Assembly. (That legislature is generally that of Yukon, although each of the other two territorial legislatures has been the sittingest at least once during that time.) In provincial election years 2003 and 2007, all three territorial legislatures out-sat the House of Assembly; as recently as 2009, two of three territorial legislatures did.

In five of the past eleven years, including 2011 to date, St. John's City Council has met as often, or more, than the House of Assembly which created it.

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