There have been 42 votes thus far in our fall session of Parliament, and Liberal leader Mike Ignatieff registered a vote in 8 of them. Here I had been under the impression that voters elect candidates to vote on their behalf in our House of Commons. That's not what the people of Etobicoke Lakeshore got when they elected Iggy. He has been present to vote on the mandatory census, gun registry, and gender expression; but has missed votes on pension protection, affordable housing, family leave, air security, war resisters, and Panama free trade. I wonder if any of those issues matter to the people of Etobicoke Lakeshore who have been without a vote in parliament 80% of the time.
By comparison, Bob Rae registered a vote in 85% of the votes in the fall session.