Electoral reform continues to preoccupy the House. Most parliamentarians are on their way out of Ottawa, and will stay away for a whole week before the House sitting resumes. They’ll continue to use the government’s proposed electoral reform as a tool to argue with each other about who cheated in the last federal election and who just can’t accept its results. Ho-hum.
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The opposition won’t let anything, not even a massive budget, get in the way of its persistent questions on electoral reform. Pierre Poilievre will again defend his bill.
Friday, February 14, 2014