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MPs’ voting records want to be free

Canadians will soon be able to track MPs’ voting record online


 

From the “Seriously, you can’t already do that?” department, the Ottawa Citizen reports that Canadians—or, more specifically, obsessive-compulsive political junkies—will soon be able to track MPs’ votes online. Although voting results are published in Hansard, the daily transcript of House business, there is currently no easy way to collect or cross reference that data. According to Liberal MP Mauril Belanger, the House of Commons is in the process of developing specialized software that will produce a complete voting record. The new system is expected to be unveiled within the next few weeks. 

Ottawa Citizen


 
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