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Of the 165 MPs sitting on the government’s side of the House of Commons, 87 were part of the Conservative cohort that took over from the Liberals in 2006. Of those 87 MPs, 35 have yet to be given any important role in Stephen Harper’s government and, if history is any guide, the odds are good that most of them will remain on the backbenches indefinitely. Read the full article.

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