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Friday, October 08, 2010

RMR - Whipped Votes

Rick Mercer strikes again...

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  • At Fri. Oct. 08, 02:08:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Ted Betts said…


    It's one of the reasons Harper made a fundamental promise to only ever hold confidence votes on budgets and main estimates.

    Whatever happened with that promise? Anyone know?

  • At Fri. Oct. 08, 02:26:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger CanadianSense said…


    Stoffer was on record for scrapping LGR one before Regina meeting.

    Two weeks later. Jack went after the seats with the biggest margins to kill the LGR.

    He let those in the West vote to scrap it. (That won't work)people are much smarter than that.

  • At Fri. Oct. 08, 02:40:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    As far as I recall Ted, pretty much only the Budget votes have been whipped... only one or two major policy items otherwise.

    Occasionally, the Cabinet has been whipped, such as with the Quebec Nation vote (re: Michael Chong resignation) but other than that, I can't recall much legislation that's been whipped by the CPC.

    Just because most of the Party happens to vote the same way on things doesn't mean the vote's been "whipped".

  • At Fri. Oct. 08, 03:03:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger CanadianSense said…

    I remember Ignatieff promising to not repeat Dion strategy by having MPs not showing up on votes and being critical of everything.

    Anyone know what happened?

    According the the leadership scores Ignatieff is in third place on almost every issue.

    The good news is in May 2010 Angus found if Layton were to lead the coalition it might work. When will Ignatieff hand over the tiara?

  • At Sat. Oct. 09, 06:31:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    whipping votes is bad.

  • At Mon. Oct. 25, 03:13:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Everyone keeps talking about how the NDP and Liberals whipped their votes. What about the Tories? Are we certain that every single Conservative caucus member voted with their conscious on the gun registry? Who is to say that the Tories didn't whip their caucus because one or two might have had second thoughts?


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