Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
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PHONE 328-8186 By JOHN WARD TORONTO More members turned up for recorded votes in the last Par- liament than ever says a report by a McMaster University political scientist. Roman March's issued shows that an unprecedented average of 83-per-cent of the members were on hand to vote in the 81 recorded divisions. Mr. March attributed the high attendance Parliaments have averaged about 65 per a 1968 rule change allowing party House leaders to schedule votes in making it easier for MPs to show up. There was only one snap vote in the 255-day life of the last Commons. There was also a minority government which made many of the votes vital to the life of the governing Liberals. during the last minority that of former prime minister Lester Pearson in the attendance average for recorded votes was only 67 per cent. The report shows that Prime Minister Trudeau's Liberals had the best attendance record in the last with 87 per cent of the members on hand for the The Progressive Con- servatives were second with 81.5 per just slightly ahead of the New Democratic Party's 81.3 per cent. The Social Credit party's 15 MPs turned in the poorest with only 62-per-cent attendance. The figures show that only four MPs showed up for all 81 NDP House Leader Stanley former Con- servative house leader Tom Walter Baker and Denis Ethier Prescott-Rus- Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield turned in the best showing of the four party lead- on hand for 98 per cent of the votes. Mr. Trudeau was in the House for 90 per cent of the with NDP Leader David Lewis votKg 83 per cent of the time. Social Credit Leader Real who has been plagued by ill recorded a 46-percent attendance tally. The cabinet over-all turned in an attendance record of 87 per with a number of -ministers on hand for 96 per cent of the divisions. Justice Minister Otto Lang had the lowest attendance fig- per cent. The lowest attendance record in the Commons was that of Oza the Social Credit MP for who voted in 43 per cent of the divisions. Kenth Hymmen who has been suffering from a lengthy was on hand for 44 per cent of the votes. His health prevented his voting on the final no-con- motion that toppled the the only MP to miss it. For the other Wally Firth was present for only 49 per cent of the as was Conservative Alvin Hamilton Moose Mr. March said in a telephone interview that he compiled the has similar statistics dating back to a protest against the parliamentary tradition of recorded votes. In Commons attendance has become an election issue in some he said. He said recorded votes are not because even when there is good as in the last most results are a foregone conclusion. Of all the recorded votes in the 29th only one saw MPs vote against party lines. 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