Speaker moves to ensure decorum in the Legislature
The MLA for the Cowichan Valley says the government can be held to account by debating ideas and policy rather than engaging in name calling.
Speaker Darryl Plecas says the use of mocking titles, like Minister of Intimidation, Minister of Gridlock and Minister of Job Loss in the Legislature has got to stop.
Sonia Furstenau says she’s been pretty taken aback by the decorum……
Furstenau says school groups come into the gallery and the teachers aren’t bringing them back because they are dismayed by the behaviour they are seeing.
Liberal MLA Mike de Jong says the creative titles are not unparliamentary but rather fundamental freedom of speech.