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Shape up MPs; world is yours

A recent editorial in the Montreal Gazette is titled, "Making MPs somebodies," and contains four important recommendations. The first, which suggests relaxing caucus discipline and easing the whips, would have little practical effect on government party members. Most will reluctantly admit that they sit in Ottawa thanks to he Prime Minister and the party program. I was labelled a maverick, but maintained the best voting record, because I know that I was not elected for my good looks.

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Shape up MPs; world is yours

A recent editorial in the Montreal Gazette is titled, "Making MPs somebodies," and contains four important recommendations. The first, which suggests relaxing caucus discipline and easing the whips, would have little practical effect on government party members. Most will reluctantly admit that they sit in Ottawa thanks to he Prime Minister and the party program. I was labelled a maverick, but maintained the best voting record, because I know that I was not elected for my good looks.

  

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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