The speaker has spoken and he's not inclined to let out any more leash on the Great Dog Debate of the House of Commons.
Stating that; "The official record is not helpful", Milliken closed the book on any further parliamentary action regarding what McKay may or may not have said, in regard to Liberal member (and former girlfriend) Belinda Stronach.
Last week the issue became the tempest of the session, as Liberals claimed that McKay seemed to refer to Ms. Stronach as a dog. A toss away line thrown out in the heat of a highly emotional debate over climactic change.
At the height of the rhetoric over the remarks in the Commons, calls were made for McKay to be censured or forced to resign. Some Liberals suggested that should he come forward and say that the reports were indeed true, then he should be brought up on charges of lying to Parliament.
Which probably accounts for why he's not inclined to dig a ditch any deeper for himself.
Speaking of digging, if Ms. Stronach was upset with the comments attributed to McKay, wait til she gets word of the ramblings of Norman Spector (who writes a weekly column for the Globe and Mail) on the Bill Good Show on Monday morning.
Spector as part of the Monday Morning quarterback session on CKNW, used a most unparliamentary term to refer to his impression of the MP who seems to find herself at the centre of many a public storm. (Listen in to the heated opinion from the NW Audio Vault, Monday, 10-11 am)
If nothing else Spector will have taken the heat off of McKays reported slight. Which if combined with last weeks report over the obvious lack of work going on on the Hill these days, leads us to believe that late October is now officially the Dog Days of Parliament?