05/23/2012 03:11 EDT | Updated 07/23/2012 05:12 EDT

Wednesdays with @Kady: What's a 'reasonable' commute?

There's always plenty to chat about with Kady O'Malley.

On Wednesdays,'s Politics blogger convenes a "people's caucus" to discuss and debate the issues of the week, so far.

Featured this week:

Three ministers touring Atlantic Canada this week struggle to explain the government's proposed EI changes consistently, including what constitutes a "reasonable" commute for unemployed job-seekers: is it up to one hour? or less? or does it depend on the region?

What shall we make of Conservative backbencher David Wilks, caught on video suggesting a "barrage" of Conservatives like him have misgivings about the budget implementation bill, then forced to backtrack with a statement on his website to clarify that he does support the government's omnibus legislation, after all?

Plus, with Labour Minister Lisa Raitt signalling another back-to-work bill on the horizon if Canadian Pacific Railway workers and management can't resolve their issues and get the trains back running on time, will the NDP seize this opportunity for another sizzling June filibuster, hijacking the government's pre-summer break agenda? (As if things need to get any more complicated for that budget implementation bill...)

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