Third Newfoundland Liberal breaks ranks
and voting against the Liberal party.
“Congratulations to Mr. Simms he is doing the right thing by representing the interests of his constituents. This is the way a democracy should function, the vote for the Party Line, has died in many countries, we don’t need a rebirth of it in Canada. Lets hope many more MPs, no matter what the party vote in the interests of their constituents”
ST. JOHN’S — Newfoundland Liberal MP Scott Simms says he will break party ranks and oppose the federal budget if it isn’t amended to protect $1.6-billion for his province.
Mr. Simms said the budget unfairly targets his province by threatening to take away $1.5-billion in money from the 1985 Atlantic Accord, and another $80-million in federal health transfers.
Mr. Simms, who represents the central Newfoundland riding of Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor, said he made the decision with some difficulty because he’s been shown much respect from new Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff.
The MP joins fellow Newfoundland Liberals Judy Foote and Scott Andrews in opposing the federal budget.
Imagine MPs doing what they were elected to do!