The Canadian MSM finally got around to reporting on how pathetic the Liberal record is for showing up to work and voting in the House of Commons.
Stories at CTV here: "29 MPs missed more than 50 days of the current session of Parliament, all but nine of them Liberals." "Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff was absent 135 times, the top absentee MP"
And at the Globe and Mail here: "Seventeen MPs, most of them Liberals, have missed at least one-quarter of the votes in the House of Commons in the past two years. Three Liberal backbenchers – Jim Karygiannis, Keith Martin and Ruby Dhalla – came close to missing half the more than 300 votes Parliament took between November, 2008, and December, 2010."
Nice of them to notice and catch up to what us bloggers have been writing about for quite some time now.
Back in April 2009 here, March 2010 here, here and here, May 2010 here, Oct 2010 here and of course when I put my partisanship aside to congratulate Ignatieff back in Sept 2010 for finally reaching #1. A day I was looking forward to for some time.
BTW for Bob Fife and anyone else out there trying to explain away Ignatieff's absences with lines such as this one: "For the leaders it's very understandable,"..."The leaders have other duties than just showing up in the House for votes."
The Prime Minister at times HAS to be other places and be doing other things; while Michael Ignatieff chooses to be absent and be doing other things.
For the record PM Harper has been absent for74 votes, while Michael Ignaiteff has missed nearly double that at 135.