Notwithstanding some recent minor successes, the quality of question period has left much to be desired. And that has some wags wondering just how the provincial New Democrats will make it through the present legislative session, which lasts until May 18. But, according to our operatives, the Opposition might want to use that time as best they can because the Dippers could be waiting until 2007 before they get another shot at embarassing the Campbell administration/themselves in the house. Our operatives confirm government is giving thought to shortening or even perhaps even axing the upcoming fall legislative session. Fall session have been traditionally used to pass housekeeping legislation. Government is expected to have a better idea of whether it will exercise that option (which has been considered in the past) in about five weeks time.
March 31, 2006