Thirty-two government, opposition MPs missed vote on Bill C-23
A total of 32 government and opposition MPs missed the House of Commons vote this week on one of the most contentious bills that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has introduced since 2006—the Fair Elections Act—but the government says the mystery is the absence of a dozen NDP MPs, not the 14 missing Conservatives.
Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre is responsible for quarterbacking the Fair Elections Act through Parliament. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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