Grits get poor marks for attendance

Liberals dodge more House votes than MPs from any other party

If showing up is half the battle, Liberal MPs have a big handicap. In the House of Commons this year, Grits have missed three times as many votes as their Conservative counterparts. Despite leader Michael Ignatieff’s pledge to put an end to his party’s poor voting track record, Liberal MPs missed 12 per cent of recorded votes on average, while Tories missed an average of four per cent. And when Liberals did vote, they sided with Conservatives 79 per cent of the time.

Ottawa Citizen

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