How to never lose the confidence of the House of Commons

A boast from John Baird after QP yesterday.

We’ve had five years and no-one has yet to pull a motion of non-confidence against the government.

It is apparently true that Mr. Harper is now the longest serving minority government prime minister to never lose a confidence vote. In this regard Mr. Harper’s successors will understand that to avoid losing the confidence of the House it is best to be conciliatory, open, cooperative and patient. Or, in lieu of all that, to have Parliament either dissolved or prorogued before it can officially register any such feelings of dissent.

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