Comment 36799

By C. Erl (registered) - website | Posted January 06, 2010 at 21:20:38

In response to everyone asking their MPs to take pay cuts:

To clarify, prorogue simply means the House isn't sitting...MPs will still be in their ridings, attending events, helping constituents with issues they have, even if they aren't in the House.

Yes, the proroguation is a dictoral abuse of power and the Prime Minister should be held accountable on the Afghan issue, the deficit and his draconian crime bills, but to ask your NDP member to take a pay cut while they're still doing their job, despite the Prime Minister's efforts to try and forestall democracy in this country? That's a touch misinformed if you ask me.

If your MP simply sits on the couch watching television all day instead of doing their job, yeah, they should take a pay cut. But if they are doing their best to perform their job in lieu of this suspending of Parliament, they should receive their full pay.

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