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Apropos of nothing

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A week ago, the NDP’s Don Davies introduced a private member’s bill that seeks to ban the practice of floor crossing.

“It is the duty of every politician to respect the democratic rights of voters,” said Davies. “In Vancouver Kingsway, voters saw their democratic rights violated. My constituents saw their votes betrayed. I am proud to be bringing this Bill forward to ensure that this never happens again…

“If an M.P. wants to switch parties, they can do so. But my Bill would force them to put that question to the decision of voters – where it belongs.”