Today cabinet stepped back in multiple ways. We started the day with breakfast and conversation in the legislature, which allowed our ministry of labour a much needed sleep-in, with former MLA’s followed by a very candid question and answer session. The ‘bear pit’ is fantastic because we get a lot of nuance and honesty from the legislators which is sometimes difficult for acting members to reach. Most notably, the majority of the legislation that was debated was written at session by members of the backbench. “I couldn’t sleep because I was so excited to present my bill, or I was writing my speech… no one will ever know which” said Ana the member from Bruce-Grey-Owen-Sound after her bill on eco-burial passed without amendment.