Wednesday, March 21, 2007

an expelled liberal and paying ones bills ...

what did he have to lose, he is retiring. however, the catch 22 of voting with the party or against the party; yet good for him, he voted with his own conscious ... and talking of consious, here is a good post: "time-for-campaigns-to-pay-up"

Comuzzi turfed from Liberal caucus for supporting Tory budget

March 21, 2007

OTTAWA (CP) -
Former cabinet minister Joe Comuzzi has been expelled from the federal Liberal caucus for pledging to support the Conservative government's budget.

Liberal Leader Stephane Dion says it's parliamentary tradition that MPs toe the party line on important confidence votes such as the budget. The Liberals plan to oppose the budget when it comes to a vote in the House of Commons soon.

Comuzzi, who represents Thunder Bay, Ont., will now sit as an Independent.

He is not planning to run in the next election.

4 comments:

janfromthebruce said...

Joe C who was expelled had been an Harper Liberal sitting MP since 1988. He also was aganst same sex marriages. Last election in 2006, he was squeaked in, by beating the NDP candidate by 200 votes. You could say that he was seeing the writing on the wall.

audacious said...

ya, but at times i can appreciate those who go against the grain....

TDH Strategies said...

The word is conscience.

audacious said...

damn typo... lol