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‘Not serving Canadians well’

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Former Liberal MP Michelle Simson apparently has some concerns she will be airing in a book form.

“It was a bit of shock to me, to see exactly the lines that are drawn along partisan lines,” she said.“A lot of times I was extremely uncomfortable, because I don’t believe that . . . just because I say I’m a Liberal, I agree with (the party about) absolutely everything, or that my constituents do. There should be a little bit more freedom (and) a lot more free votes.”

… Simson is also concerned that MPs are ignoring their responsibility and not giving bills proper study — especially relating to costs associated with particular pieces of legislation. “It was like, ‘Doesn’t matter! Doesn’t matter! Doesn’t matter. You’re either for it or against it.” “People are just not being heard or taken seriously,” she said.