For a short while today, it looked like a Conservative MP might listen to his constituents.
Conservative Member of Parliament David Wilks told his constituents he will vote against the Trojan Horse omnibus budget bill—if twelve Conservative MPs stand up on principle and vote with him.
Speaking in his riding on Tuesday, Mr. Wilks said “I will stand up and say the Harper government should get rid of Bill C-38.” (Revelstoke Times Review, May 22, 2012)
But Wilks added that in order to do the right thing and vote according his constituents’ wishes, he needs twelve other Conservative MPs to stand with him.
As Conservative MPs visited their ridings this week, we know Wilks wasn’t the only one getting an earful about the sweeping changes to environmental protection, fisheries, EI, pensions and so many other issues snuck into the Budget Bill.
As Wilks himself put so eloquently, “Canadians collectively have to put enough pressure on at least thirteen Members of Parliament.”
Now we just need twelve more Conservative MPs ready to listen to their constituents, stand up for accountability and vote against Stephen Harper’s Trojan Horse Budget bill.