Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Feds tackle transit: Time for another TransitOttawa.ca liveblog

According to the always-reliable website of the Parliament of Canada, tomorrow's emergency debate regarding the ongoing transit strike (now coming to the end of Day 50) will commence at 6:30 p.m.

Assuming lots of local MPs speak as a means of informing their fellow, less-local members about the ins-and-outs of this strike and its effect on Ottawa residents, our benevolent parliamentarians might well burn some midnight oil.

What does this mean for TransitOttawa.ca? Well, it means we're going to have a long night liveblogging the proceedings. Because we are going to do that. The blog should go live right before debate opens early tomorrow evening.

4 comments:

Klaus said...

The first liveblog exercise went very well and I am looking forward to tomorrow's session.

Do you know whether the debate will be broadcast (TV/radio) or podcast?

Will Nick be in the House blogging from the gallery?

maplestar said...

Since it will be happening in the House, it will be broadcast on CPAC and streamed live from their website www.cpac.ca but I don't know if any place will have it downloadable.

Nick said...

You can pick up the webcast from both CPAC.ca and from the Parliamentary webcasting service (which you can find after navigating the sometimes difficult parl.gc.ca).

Unfortunately, no liveblogging from the gallery. I don't think you can have any electronic devices in use in there, anyway.

See you all this evening!

TD said...

You guys are awesome! I'll see you tonight