The word “crisis” was mentioned?in the House of Commons?1are permitted in groups of 25 people,747 times in 2021.
That’s the second-highest total for a single year in the past 28 yearsOntario opens COVID-19 vaccine bookings to hot-spot residents 18 and older; Canada to receive 2M vaccine doses this week, which is as far back as Open Parliament‘s searchable database of Hansard extends. It’s surpassed only by last year, when “crisis” was spoken in the Commons?1,839 times.
In only two other years — 2008 and 2009, the years of the Great Recession — was the word “crisis” uttered by MPs more than a thousand times. From 1994 through 2000excludeInRecommendations, it got mentioned an average of 405 times per year.
A?once-in-a-century pandemic certainly counts as a crisis,?and that obviously helps to explain the uptick. But COVID-19 is not the only crisis?MPs have identified in the last 12 months.