What did 40% or 29 Liberal MP's do, when these doors were opened?
They turned tail and ran by avoiding their duty to vote, the government has been given a FREE PASS. This not not how to keep our government accountable. Where is the outrage from the perogie academics who wrote many articles on the threat to our democracy? Their silence is deafening.
Why do the Liberals as the official opposition refuse to stand up on a Point of Privilege and order the documents, are they passing the ball to the NDP again?
When will the Liberals end the theatre in Question Period and hold the government to account?
On Vision, the Liberals will use the limited number of opposition days to debate the partisan use of flyers, waste to taxpayers that represent less than twenty million on an annual basis. Is this why Liberals demanded the government unlock those doors? So Liberals can get more photos and press coverage for publicity stunts?
Hey Michael don't sweat the small things, we have much bigger priorities.
- Exit strategy Afghanistan
- Negotiating Economic Trade Deals with European Union
- Removing interprovincial trade barriers including labour mobility
- Maintaining a clean safe supply of water that is affordable for the next generation.
Look! I am back at work, no really this time I mean it! Photo Credit: Ardvark
By being absent, these 29 Liberals allowed this motion: "That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government. (Ways and Means No. 1)" to pass 142-132 even though Michael Ignateff and the Liberals have stated that the budget is bad for Canada and they disagree with it. The Liberals are again playing games rather than doing their jobs or providing a real alternative. - Alberta Ardvark
The budget is hands down the most important piece of legislation affecting the greatest number of Canadians that they could possibly vote on. If ever there was a day to show up to vote on behalf of the people you represent, it is budget day. Not only did they skip an afternoon of work, it was the most important afternoon of 2010! - The Iceman
Impressive list, a mix of back and front benches, but now with one thing in common: they’ve disqualified themselves from talking about this budget.
Remember their names, folks. And, come the next election, whenever it may be, remember how they decided not to vote. - The Phantom Observer