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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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Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Election 2015: Prime Minister Stephen Harper's rally in Ottawa Aug. 31, 2015

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
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Conservative Party campaign director of communications Kory Teneycke.
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Sun Media's David Akin and the Conservatives' Jeremy Hunt say hi to Conservative supporters.
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Conservative candidate Royal Galipeau, running for re-election in Orleans, Ont.
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Ottawa-area Conservative candidates have a laugh.
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Conservative Party supporter.
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Conservative candidate Damian Konstantinakos, running in Ottawa Centre, Ont.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper greets supporters.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to Conservative Party supporters.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
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Conservative Party staffer Colin McSweeney.

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