...at 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?