Mr. Speaker, since the meetings of the Liberal western rescue team are closed to the public and by invitation only, we had to send in spies to hear what was said.
Here are the top 10 phrases overheard at their meetings last week.
No. 10: “Yes, the member from Coquitlam is a yes-man”.
No. 9: “Yes, we are all yes-men”.
No. 8: “Sure you can come to the meeting. We will just need your Liberal membership number, proof of candidacy and a small donation”.
No. 7: “We have done plenty for the west. Remember the national energy program”.
No. 6: “When I heard we were coming out west I thought we were going to Winnipeg”.
No. 5: “Table for four, please”.
No. 4: “We are looking to acquire some land in the Nanoose Bay area”.
No. 3: “The next time the Prime Minister tells me how to vote I will be sure to pass along your concerns”.
No. 2: “Wow, the railroad does go all the way to B.C. When did that happen?”
No. 1: “Man, we don't have a chance”.