Hostile and acrimonious best sum up the spring sitting of Parliament, an unruly House huddle where decorum was trampled by accusations of Nazi salutes, cussing and name calling.
MPs headed to their ridings Thursday after a tumultuous session where the left-versus-right divide deepened, ideological differences amplified and the development of natural resources was both attacked and embraced.
The Conservatives used their majority to ram their economic agenda home - a hammer approach that limited debate and restricted openness of committees.
"While many parts of the world face political paralysis and economic turmoil, our government has made sure that decisions are made and that action is taken," Tory House Leader Peter Van Loan said. "We got the job done."
From the F-35 jet fighter procurement debacle to an omnibus budget bill that kept opposition MPs up overnight, New Democrats and Liberals claimed victory for holding Prime Minister Stephen Harper to account.
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair said his party stood up to the "mean-spiritedness" of the Conservatives and "fought tirelessly" to defend its interests.
"This government used every tool in its tool box to bypass our parliamentary institutions and avoid accountability," he said.
"But New Democrats stood up to the Conservatives."
Mulcair was criticized this session for smearing oil patch development as a disease and western premiers as messengers for Harper while promoting higher taxes, increased spending on social programs and bailing out Europe.
Harper banged the economic drum so loudly, windows rattled in Brussels.
No bailout, Harper barked at wealthy nations ringing the Mediterranean whose inaction on a financial crisis is spooking the global economy.
What angered opposition benches most were changes to Old Age Security and Employment Insurance and speeding up environmental reviews of major projects - measures the opposition was powerless to stop.
Trimming the public service and introducing back-to-work bills at any hint of unrest, and calling oil pipeline opponents "radicals," magnified the ideological divide.
The Conservatives were hardly without fault and blunders.
Miscues over Internet snooping, airport eavesdropping, integrity, ethics, a $16 orange juice expense, secrecy, military helicopter rides, election fraud and over-spending allegations, along with other fumbles, raised questions about Harper's team.
Cabinet shuffle speculation has already begun and will reach frenzied guesswork in the coming weeks, as will who will run for the leadership of the Liberals now that Bob Rae has had second thoughts.
The former Ontario NDP premier used his session-ending news conference to blame both Harper and Mulcair for all that is wrong in Parliament.
"This is truly a bad government. It has a bad ethic about it. It doesn't understand its own limits," he said.