Filibuster 2011 is now officially over with the NDP accomplishing nothing other than strengthening their union support and the Canada Post back to work legislation has passed. This is among the benefits of having a majority government. You can pass your legislation with the interests of the public held above the interests of a public employees union. Now the bill passes to the Senate, where there are no NDP Senators to filibuster. With the standoff concluded, we will be getting our mail again soon.
I'm willing to wager that we will see at least 2-4 more filibusters before the end of this majority parliament. Unable to block legislation, this dog and pony show is just about the only option the opposition has to make a point. What are our the final opinions of Filibuster 2011 and beyond? If you could use one word to describe the last 3 days, what would it be? Childish?