Friday, May 20, 2011

Promise Kept

When Jack Layton promised that "I will create more jobs" during the campaign, many scoffed at him. Turns out he was right.

In addition to their rookie MPs learning the ropes, one significant challenge facing the NDP will be the number of rookie staffers who run their offices. After all, many of the types of people who usually fill those positions are now the ones hiring.

8 Comments:

  • Interestedly, 'bilingualism' (=knowledge of French) is a requirement here, unlike being a canidate/MP.

    By Blogger Chris, at 2:08 PM  

  • http://www.ndp.ca/node/15783
    My personal favourite under language requirments.

    By Anonymous Deputy Dan, at 2:52 PM  

  • Has anyone been approached by NDP friends to work in their offices???

    By Blogger WesternGrit, at 3:16 PM  

  • I saw a picture of the new NDP MPs in the paper today. It looked like a high school field trip to parliament.

    By Blogger Michael Fox, at 6:19 PM  

  • I saw a picture of the new NDP MPs in the paper today. It looked like a high school field trip to parliament.

    It kinda is.

    A four (and a half) year field trip.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:33 PM  

  • I think the average age of Liberal MPs is 60ish now - no wonder new blood is needed!

    By Blogger janfromthebruce, at 7:23 PM  

  • Jan, don't diss seniors. The success of the NDP had less to do with the young MPs as more to do with Jack Layton (who's turning 61 this year) and Thomas Mulcair (born in 1954), neither of whom are spring chickens.

    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 10:38 AM  

  • I see new blood having less to do with age and more to do with bringing in those who are willing to walk the talk and punt the infighting factions.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:22 PM  

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