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Scrooge, Marley and Tiny Tim take to the stage at Nashwaaksis Middle
School tonight...we dropped into the dress rehearsal...and to the
NBCCD's annual Christmas craft show and sale...and we also attended
the FHS, LHHS and STU jazz band concert...
And the two Christmas tree lighting ceremonies take place this
evening - first at the Provincial Legislature (approx 7 pm) and then
at City Hall (approx 8 pm).
That and a whole lot more holiday style activities in the calendars.
We've been glued to the TV and the Internet over the past few days as
the continued rancour in Parliament led to the Prime Minister shutting
down the House of Commons for more than 50 days in the midst of a
global economic crisis in order for the minority government to avoid
a confidence vote it appeared destined to lose.
And we've been surprised at the wisespread misunderstanding about how
our Parliamentary democracy actually works. No, we're not going to
feed you a civics lesson here. But it's safe to say we're in the
middle of troubling times and our newly elected MPs are on holiday
for seven weeks.
Strange days, indeed.