To sell their undemocratic “pod people plan” Conservatives have been boasting a lot lately about the raw, drop-to-your knees and rejoice efficacy of Conservative MPs. To get results for your constituents, the talking points go, you need to have the 24-hour “Mr. Prime Minister, Merv Tweed on line two” access that comes with being a member of the government caucus.
Of course, the now infamous clap-trap emanating from Conservative MP Dick Harris sets the gold standard:
"To have access to the ministers, realistically, you have to be part of the government. You want to contact the Prime Minister's Office or even the prime minister when you need to, it helps immensely to be part of the government."
But hold on, what’s this?
It looks like somebody forgot to tell Oshawa Conservative MP Colin Carrie about his added benefits and privileges.