Op­po­si­tion politi­cians be­hav­ing child­ishly

Times Colonist - - Comment -

Re: “McKenna’s ‘cli­mate Bar­bie’ face­off with re­porter gen­er­ates strong re­ac­tion,” Nov. 5; “B.C. Speaker de­nounces use of fake ti­tles,” Nov. 8.

Is there some­thing about be­com­ing the Op­po­si­tion af­ter hav­ing power that leads to age re­gres­sion? A fed­eral Con­ser­va­tive MP calls the fed­eral en­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter “Cli­mate Bar­bie,” and the Rebel per­sists in this child­ish name-call­ing.

Sim­i­larly, the B.C. Liberals en­ter­tain them­selves by in­vent­ing child­ish in­sults for cab­i­net min­is­ters. They are par­tic­u­larly hard on the Speaker, who de­nied them a “do-over” elec­tion.

Or maybe it’s be­cause the Speaker as­pires to raise the level of our leg­is­la­ture to, say, that of the Youth Par­lia­ment.

Janet Bave­las Saanich

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