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Perform The Ultimate (Political) Sin, Pay The Ultimate Price

June 5, 2007

Well, it looks like Bill Casey voted against his party on a budgetary manner, and got kicked out of the Conservative caucus.

While one could make the argument that most votes should be made more freer in the House of Commons, budget votes are the great exception, simply by virtue of constitutional convention: governments that don’t have their budgets pass fall.

So Casey got exactly what he deserved: he got kicked out of a party when he, for all intents and purposes, declared he has no confidence in.

Well, I’ll give kudos for Harper: at least he let the vote take place before he removed Casey, unlike somebody who got the entire process backwards.

Footnote: Well, it looks like Peter MacKay doesn’t know constitutional convention either, so I guess Dion isn’t going to be that lonely.

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  1. June 6, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Casey did the right thing by voting against a budget that didn’t keep Harper’s election promise to the Atlantic and Saskatchewan.

    But Casey’s not giving up either. He was on his feet in the Commons as a newly-minted independent MP today.

    The NDP gave him one of their spots in Question Period. So that right after Peter Stoffer had chided the Newfoundland Cons, Casey was pressing his old caucus colleagues to do the right thing and keep their promise to Nova Scotia.

    Red faces on the Blue benches.

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