MPPs Take To Twitter Now That Session Is Suspended
Now that the legislature is prorogued, MPPs are finding new ways to get their messages out there.
Many are spending time in their ridings but others are taking to social media to ask questions and engage residents.
One of them is newly elected Kitchener-Waterloo NDP MPP Catherine Fife, who tweeted "Mock Question Period:'When will gov't fast track inspections of underground hwy drainage systems?'" She also asked about a cleaner transit private members bill that has been thrown out because the session has ended.
Only weeks after the by-election, Fife says she just wants to get to work.
As for if she's looking to start a virtual debate with other MPPs, Fife jokes it may happen now that Newstalk 1010 has asked about it.
PC MPP Lisa MacLeod says social media is a great way to engage people from all across the province. However, she says she doesn't know if she'll hold a mock question period.
Meantime, Premier Dalton McGuinty is taking to social media, thanking and saying goodbye to MPPs of all parties as well as former and current staff members.