This is the debate that never ends. It just goes on and on, my friends. Some people started debating, not knowing what it was, and now they can’t stop debating it forever just because…
All-night postal debate keeps going and going and going…
OTTAWA — MPs were still going Friday morning after an all-night debate filled of periods of both bluster and calm as the parties argued over whether 50,000 locked-out Canada Post workers should be legislated back to work to kick-start the country’s mail service.
And there’s no telling just yet when the debate will end.
NDP members spent the night in the House of Commons attempting to filibuster the government’s proposed back-to-work legislation, which would end a labour dispute that has now disrupted Canadians’ mail service for more than a week.
The overnight debate in the House saw an appearance by PrimeMinister Stephen Harper around midnight and other cabinet members at various times.
MPs took shifts, spelling each other for the marathon session. (Photo: Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the House of Commons, June 23, 2011. Chris Wattie/Reuters)