So Graham took on the issue, championing it at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee on Dec. 8. That day, the committee considered a number of proposals, deciding whether or not they merited further study.
Committee chair Larry Bagnell mentioned the item, listed as “change the design of the seats in the chamber, e.g. the seats in the chamber have the tendency of ripping suit pockets.”
Graham told the committee that he had ripped six pockets since the last election.
“Are you talking about your suit pockets or your pants pocket?” asked Conservative Tom Lukiwski.
“The pants,” Graham clarified.
“It may be a causation correlation,” interjected the NDP’s Don Davies, who also supported the item.
“Everybody except Scott Reid has had it happen once,” said Graham.
Graham told Global News that he has become more conscious of how he sits back down now, taking care to sit square rather than at an angle. After all, he notes that MPs have to foot the bill for repairs themselves.
Percentage of injuries involving public equipment