Monday, April 24, 2006

Three months in...

Bill Siksay and Peter Julian, Burnaby's Members of Parliament, have been back on the job for three months. Since being re-elected only a handful of days have been spent at the House of Commons as there have not been many days where Parliament has sat.

Siksay seems to be off to a strong start with his double critic roles of Citizenship and Immigration and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered issues. Siksay has been strong in his critic's role with Monte Solberg, the reformed blogger and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Siksay has been particularly strong on the refugee issue. Although not much has been going on in the land of the NDP, with Jack Layton still at the helm, Siksay has found time to publish Burnaby-Douglas Link, a collection of various events and activities in Burnaby.

Peter Julian, down in Burnaby-New Westminster, has an even longer critic title than Siksay in Douglas. Julian's title is Critic for International Trade & Gateways, Vancouver Olympics, and Transportation. The Burnaby-New Westminster NDP MP is critic to Minister of Transportation Lawrence Cannon and Minister of Olympics, Pacific Gateway, and International Trade David Emerson, whom Julian has criticized frequently for his switch but has done little as a critic for the portfolio, other than this. Julian's website has some neat fast facts and info about Queensweep, the latest community cleanup project from the MP known for picking up garbage.

It seems like they have found work to keep busy in the slow start to this Parliament prior to the Conservative minority's first budget.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Julian known for being garbage?

4/24/2006 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Siksay was having some back problems last month that caused him to lighten his schedule.

4/24/2006 11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julian isn't garbage but he must think it's the only thing voters care about since he's always picking it up - Metrotown, Queensborough, the city dump, out of garbage cans. The only place he isn't taking any garbage is from the Liberals and Conservatives at debates.

4/24/2006 11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Siksay having back problems?
Hope he gets better.

4/25/2006 12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the garbage that Julian is picking up in the NDP Caucus

There's enough coming out of Jack Layton's office alone to start a landfill or at least a paper recycling operation.

4/25/2006 2:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Requiring respect for elected members of Parliament must be returned in kind.

4/25/2006 11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Siksay seems to be off to a strong start with his double critic roles of Citizenship and Immigration and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered issues."

Good to see Bill knows what issues are at the top of his constituent's list.

4/30/2006 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see Bill knows what issues are the top of Burnaby's list.

5/01/2006 4:38 PM  

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