The Bows have it
During Question Period in the Bow-Wow Parliament last Thursday the Speaker recognized an opposition member, let him ask his question, and then, before the government could, or would answer the question, the sad-sack Speaker of possibly the saddest legislature in the Westminster world called an end to Question Period:
MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's North.Almost instant update: Again on Monday.
MR. KIRBY: Mr. Speaker, this government has said it will phase out the student loan program and replace it with a needs-based grant. The government needs to start this soon, Mr. Speaker, because if the transition does not happen soon, the greater the burden will be to the public treasury down the road.
Can the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills assure us today, Mr. Speaker, that government will not stall on this commitment and will begin to phase in the new grant program for the upcoming academic year?
SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!
MR. SPEAKER: Unfortunately, the time for Question Period has expired.
SOME HON. MEMBERS: Oh, oh!
MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!
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