Of all MPs, Grits miss the most votes: analysis
Liberals support Tories 79% of the time
By Glen McGregor, The Ottawa Citizen
April 20, 2009
OTTAWA - Despite leader Michael Ignatieff's vow that his party would no longer sit on its hands during votes in Parliament, Liberal MPs have missed three times as many votes in the House of Commons as Conservative members so far this year.
The average Liberal MP did not participate in about 12 per cent of the recorded votes on bills and motions in the House of Commons since the parliamentary session began in January, compared to Tory MPs, who on average skipped four per cent, a Citizen analysis shows.