Discussion:
People I feel sorry for at Queen's Park
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M.I.Wakefield
2018-06-10 01:02:27 UTC
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1) The movers: All the defeated incumbents have to clear out, but many of
the MPPs who held on to their seats will be moving up to a better office
(mainly PCs, but including Horwath and her leadership team), or down to a
worse office (all the Liberals).

2) The next Speaker and the parliamentary staff: About 60% of the members
are new to Queen's Park ... a few have previously served in Ottawa, but
that's a large number of people who've never dealt with parliamentary
procedures before.

3) Staff of former MPPs: When the people fire your boss, you get laid off
too, and if it's anything like Ottawa, pathways into the regular public
service are limited.

4) Anyone who had an issue that their MPP was looking into for them: Not
only is there a good chance your MPP has been replaced, but the traditional
hand-off will be complicated by redistribution.
Dhu on Gate
2018-06-10 09:51:57 UTC
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Post by M.I.Wakefield
3) Staff of former MPPs: When the people fire your boss, you get laid
off too, and if it's anything like Ottawa, pathways into the regular
public service are limited.
I've got no problem with Christine Moore (or whoever) hiring their latest
squeeze to read reports or whatever, but political hirelings need to live
and die by the same judgment as their Patron: that of the electors.

Dhu
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M.I.Wakefield
2018-06-10 12:58:55 UTC
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Post by Dhu on Gate
Post by M.I.Wakefield
3) Staff of former MPPs: When the people fire your boss, you get laid
off too, and if it's anything like Ottawa, pathways into the regular
public service are limited.
I've got no problem with Christine Moore (or whoever) hiring their latest
squeeze to read reports or whatever, but political hirelings need to live
and die by the same judgment as their Patron: that of the electors.
I was thinking more of the admin and office staff, not the political
weasels.

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