May 15th, 2014

Honorable Senator Marie-P. Charette-Poulin

On January 21 and 23, 2014, several releases on the absenteeism of senators were posted on the NDP’s website.

The NDP retracts all its remarks to the effect that Senator Marie-P. Charette-Poulin had the worst record of absenteeism in the 41st Parliament and about her lack of voting.

The NDP also retracts all its comments to the effect that the each day that Senator Charette-Poulin spends at work costs the taxpayer $9,869.71.

Finally, the NDP retracts its comments to the effect that each vote by Senator Charette-Poulin cost taxpayers $35,556.16.

The statements made in the NDP’s publications were false and unfounded.

The NDP offers its sincere, complete and unconditional apologies to Senator Marie-P. Charette-Poulin for having spread unfounded information on the NDP website regarding her absenteeism and voting record.


Rebecca Blaikie
NDP of Canada President