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  • Maggy Carter
    November 26, 2012 - 10:54

    Actually the inspector is wrong. Vinegar undiluted at 5%, heated to 55 degrees Celcius, and left on a surface for one minute is a very effective sanitizer. In fact, it is on par with two other sanitizing standards - peroxide and bleach solution. It is probably cheaper than peroxide and, like peroxide, it is has none of the health and environmental hazards posed by bleach. No doubt Osborne faces challenges as an independent member of the House - particularly one wherein the Speaker shares his governing party's complete lack of respect for the opposition. Our Speaker is not of the mindset of one time B.C. Speaker Claude Richmond who said that one of his prime responsibilities was “to protect the minority from oppression by the majority.” That said, Osborne has a unique opportunity to speak to public issues unconstrained by any particular party line. Given that we have a petty government house leader and ineffectual speaker, it might be difficult for his voice to heard inside the House. All the more reason then that the Telegram and all of the province's media should bend over backwards to accommodate Osborne outside the House. In fact it would be a nice change of pace to see someone other than Dunderdale stroll up to the microphone in the lobby of the Confederation building every day.

  • Silent Tommy
    November 26, 2012 - 09:48

    Every 30 sitting days, under Danny Williams or Kathy Dunderdale, would equal only once per year. Mind you, that's still more than Mr. Osbourne would be permitted to speak than most Tory backbenchers, so maybe it's an improvement.

  • Gordon Little
    November 26, 2012 - 09:06

    Ha ha Twitterati! Did the cheers and jeers writer watch this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4abCQYl3z30