The Liberals spent thousands of taxpayers dollars to produce a photo op for the MSM decrying how democracy was in danger by delaying the return of Parliament for five weeks on January 25, 2010.
March 04, 2010 - Action: Restrict Liberal MP's in voting against the budget inside Parliament.
Accountability: Liberals at Work
Jan 2009 Budget LiberalsIgnatieff called Tuesday's budget a "flawed" document because, among other things, it fails to extend EI eligibility, attaches strings to infrastructure dollars that may delay projects and jobs, and lacks a credible plan to get out of the deficit situation.-CTV
The duty of all political parties is to vote for or against the business being proposed in Parliament. Each MP has one vote to support, criticize the budget, action, inaction, challenge and offer alternatives to the budget, polices of our Government in Question Period.
March 2010 Liberals
“This is not a budget that looks ahead to the challenges of our times – and it’s not a budget we can support,” Mr. Ignatieff continued. “We will vote against it, but we’re not going to cause an election. Since Canadians don’t want an election and it’s not in the national interest, we’ll register our opposition responsibly.” -LPOC
Why bother sending ANY Liberal MP's to represent Canadians when they REFUSE to act responsibly as the loyal opposition and hold the Government accountable in providing an alternative government?
Parliament exists not only to transact the business of state, but to provide a forum in which all legitimate points of view can be expressed. The government has a right and duty to govern. The opposition’s right and duty, if it believes the public interest is at stake, is to oppose the government’s policies and actions by every legitimate parliamentary means. In so doing, oppositions try to convince the electorate that they should change places with the government. Because of this continuous contest, parliamentary democracy is always a more or less trying affair, but politics, not mere administration, is what representative, alternative government is all about. -Gov't Website