Monday, April 20, 2009

The Liberals are 3 times better than the conservatives... missing votes in the House of Commons that is.

Despite leader Michael Ignatieff's vow that his party would no longer sit on its hands during votes in Parliament, Liberal MPs have missed three times as many votes in the House of Commons as Conservative members so far this year.  The average Liberal MP did not participate in about 12 per cent of the recorded votes on bills and motions in the House of Commons since the parliamentary session began in January, compared to Conservative MPs, who on average skipped only about four per cent of the time.

These are good numbers for the Conservatives considering that they are the Government and that Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries etc, have to be in other places other than the HOC and one could expect them to miss many votes because of the added workload.

What is the Liberals' excuse?


wilson said...

Same as Dion's Liberals,
just don't show up.

Ardvark said...

Just another nail Wilson. When the time comes and the records are brought forward, Iggy is going to wish that he had stayed in Massachusetts.

Bec said...

Maybe these ARE the people that actually ARE taking a load off, in the BATHROOM?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

What is the Liberals' excuse?Book tours?

Soccermom said...

Iggy's next book should be all about Liberal excuses.

Ardvark said...

Anatomy of Liberal spin: Re: CC link to this post. (language and stupidity warning for CC's place)

Ignore the subject. (The Liberal voting record is much worse than the conservatives is not commented on at all)

Bring in a totally unrelated item. (Parliament was prorogued)

Get the details on that wrong. (The HoC was due to recess for Christmas break the next week. So in reality the proroguing only added an additional 7 days and not 7 weeks as often claimed by those can't read)

Attack the writer. ( claim they are stupid, call them a few names and throw in a few curses for added measure)

Ignore any criticism. (pretend you are too good to respond)