Friday, December 19, 2008

Your Tax Dollars At Work

It's been a busy session for the Nova Scotia Legislature, it would appear. After all, they did work for a whole seventeen days before rising. Nice work, if you can get it, no?

And lest you think that is unusual in this, our fair Province, does anyone recall 2006? They worked all of an entire twenty days that year. Yup, that's right 20 whole days, one day short of an actual three weeks. Of work.

Now don't get me wrong, I know all most some MLAs work hard in their constituencies. As well they should. But we are talking about Members of the Legislative Assembly here, aren't we? As in, perhaps they should make an effort to actually spend some time in the Legislature? You know, legislating.

Anyway, I thought I would give you a taste of some of the stellar legislating that was done. During that gruelling 17 days. I proudly present An Act to Declare the Sable Island Horse to be the Provincial Horse of Nova Scotia Act, An Act to Declare Ice Hockey to be the Provincial Sport of Nova Scotia, and legislation banning students from using a cell phones or other communications devices in a public school classrooms and requiring lottery tickets to have their expiration dates marked clearly and visibly.

However, lest you think all was lost, never fear, for the year 2009 shall now officially be celebrated as the "one hundredth anniversary of the first airplane flight in Canada by the Silver Dart in the Province." And that we do was most noteworthy.

It's not that I mean to imply that our provincial government fiddled while Rome burned. Heavens, no. But, then again, if the horseshoe fits...

2 comments:

Casdok said...

Yes if the shoe fits....!
Merry christmas to you and your dear family.

MMC said...

Thanks, Casdok.
The same to you and yours.