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

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Ahem: Better late than never? (II)

A former Telegram reporter, in response to this corner's posting on January 18th, noted a story he had published on October 20, 2007. He wrote, in part:

The House of Assembly is on pace for the fewest sittings of all provincial legislatures in Canada this year.

The Williams administration issued a brief statement this week noting that the House would not reopen until the spring of 2008.

If that holds true, the provincial legislature will sit for only 33 days in all of 2007.

Only three provinces - Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Quebec - have been in session for fewer days this year, according to statistics maintained by the Parliament of Canada and a search of government websites.
Guess who.

Original post:

Rob Antle of CBC, January 18, 2012:

The Newfoundland and Labrador house of assembly sat for the fewest days last year since the Tories took office, dropping the province further down the list of active provincial legislatures.

The chamber at Confederation Building was open for debate just 33 days in 2011.

Other than 2003, that’s the lowest figure in at least a quarter-century, according to statistics maintained by the Parliament of Canada.
Ahem. 2011.


2010 again.


2009 again.



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