The Backbench Top Ten -

The Backbench Top Ten


Our weekly, and wholly arbitrary, ranking of the ten most worthy, or at least entertaining, MPs, excluding the Prime Minister, cabinet members and party leaders. A celebration of all that is great and ridiculous about the House of Commons. Last week’s rankings appear in parentheses.

1. Jack Harris (1)
2. Michael Chong (3)
Maxime Bernier (2)
4. Bob Rae (-)
Mr. Rae seems to think we should be able to discuss coalition and co-operative government without hyperventilating one way or the other. It’s like he thinks we should be acting like adults and Canadians should be spoken to as if they were something more than children. Crazy stuff.
5. Michelle Simson (4)

6. Shelly Glover (8)
She’s not alleging Toronto police chief Bill Blair has somehow abused his authority, she’s just saying police chiefs “like” Bill Blair have somehow abused their authority. Positively Kenneyesque.
Pat Martin (5)
Referencing the Shamwow guy in mocking Tony Clement was far too easy. You’re better than that, Mr. Martin. The moment demanded a more knowing name-drop: something like Tony Little or Dr. Ho or the Magic Bullet.
8. Francine Lalonde (6)
9. Helena Guergis (7)
If it is my only option … yes, I will run as an independent.
10. Daniel Paille (9)

Previous rankings: March 12March 19April 3April 10April 25May 1May 9May 16. May 23.