Private member’s bills are rare, especially from Edmonton-Strathcona, which until recently boasted one of Canada’s laziest MPs.
But a “National Hockey Day?”
That’s what our NDP representative Linda Duncan wants to propose on Monday.
The Globe and Mail thinks she might be trying to court “the hockey-mad leader of another party…Prime Minister Stephen Harper.” And that would be interesting. A private-member NDP bill, seconded by the Conservative PM who promises to work on his cooperation skills.
Nevertheless, there still seems like bigger issues that should be put forward in parliament.
Hopefully, this is a game-winner for her and wins over the strategic hockey-mom vote in the future, otherwise it might be a sad turnover that leads to a short-handed goal for the opposition.