In 2013, the Spring sitting ended with a grueling 5 week stretch between Easter and the summer recess.
In 23 sitting days, Stephen Harper showed up only five times – a 22% attendance rate.
Even if you factor in the 2-day G8 summit, plus a travel day home, that’s only 5 days of Question Period out of 20 sitting days.
Even by Harper’s own standards, that’s a poor performance.
In 2012, during the last sitting Mr. Harper attended 7 out of 18 days, or 39% attendance rate.
In 2011, Mr. Harper attended 11 out of the last 14 days of the final sitting before summer, for a 78% attendance rate.
Canadians deserve better than a prime minister who will do almost anything to run away from accountability.
(Source: Parliamentary Debates)