NOT EXACTLY “THE WEST WING”

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One of our local Federal politicians stood in the House Of Commons yesterday and delivered these inspiring remarks:

>Mr. Speaker, I rise before this House today to pay tribute to the constituents of Brampton–Springdale. The Brampton–Springdale community is a community like many others across our great country. It has been built on a sense of pride, hard work and dedication. These are so many of the same values that are shared by Canadians coast to coast.

>It is truly an honour to be part of a government that wants to build upon these values. It is truly an honour to be part of a government that wants to be responsive to the many needs of these Canadians: having a national quality childcare program, ensuring that we have the highest quality of health care, and ensuring that we have the best cities and communities in which to live. These are the very reasons that Canada will continue to be the envy of the world.

>I am humbled to be able to be a member of this House and to contribute to the achievement of these goals with the same energy, enthusiasm, dedication and spirit that make up and define the success of the Brampton–Springdale community.

Wow! It fills my heart with pride that a representative of my community would dare to speak such politically risky words and to have them put into the official record. I’ll be waiting anxiously for the inevitable firestorm of controversy that will ensue.