An editorial by veteran NDP member of parliament Ed Broadbent in TIME canada.com:
In terms of sustained verbal malice, this parliament is the worst I’ve experienced. This is serious, and if things don’t change, it could be tragic. Democracies and their institutions persist because of broadly shared values. It is these underlying values and, notably, respect for the dignity of others that make tolerance and civilized debate possible. When these fail, as in the worst forms of ethnic- or religious-based nationalism (or in our Parliaments), the barbarians are at the doors.
Via Mike Todd, who asks an interesting question.