Ottawa

Won't stand for this

For those of you scoring at home, Liberal MPs boycotted this morning’s vote to ratify the appointment of Michael Ferguson as auditor general. In a news release, the Liberal side deemed the vote “illegitimate.” In a blog post, Bob Rae explains.

How can an Auditor General — who’s job it is to protect Canadian tax payers — do his job effectively if he does not speak French? And how can this government — that initially stated bilingualism was a requirement for the job — change the rules on Canadians at the 11th hour just to get their way? Liberals agree: they cannot.

That’s why this morning, Liberal MPs boycotted the House of Commons vote on the appointment of Michael Ferguson, a unilingual anglophone, as Canada’s Auditor General.