|Liberals skip another motion they co-sponsored: Flip-flop?|
Sanctuary: Liberals Missing In Action!
The Liberals have an interesting manner in which they support each other. Bill C440 died on second reading, it was designed to give legal protection/residence to approximately two hundred American asylum seekers for desertion in military service in the United States.
This Bill was introduced in a joint party effort by 2006 leadership candidate "oops wrong field" Gerrard Kennedy (Liberal) and Bill Saskay (NDP). The vote died because seventeen Liberals missed a vote (22% 17/75). The thirty seven NDP MPs were all present, the Bloc had 5 absent, one paired with Conservatives. This is the second time Gerrard Kennedy has been left holding the bag for a motion that was intitially supported by Ignatieff.
Is Ignatieff trying to punish former leadership candidates with absent Liberal MP's? Someone should ask Bob about the abortion vote.