As long as their MPs calls someone nasty names in defense of Saint Jack Layton like Peter Stoffer did yesterday, it is not considered un-Parliamentary according to NDP leader Thomas Mulcair:
“What a dickhead,” says Stoffer. “What a complete dickhead.”
Under normal circumstances, a Member of Parliament might face sanctions from his party leader for such comments. Comments from NDP staff made it clear that won’t be an issue this time. (see here)
Not only do we see this complete hypocrisy from the Liberals and NDP, the media write endlessly about how MPs need to ‘quit acting like children’ but then back-slap Stoffer.