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Conservative backbencher Michael Chong has introduced a bill that would curb party leaders’ powers. Some of his parliamentary colleagues are anticipating a free vote in the House of Commons.
Conservative backbencher Michael Chong has introduced a bill that would curb party leaders’ powers. Some of his parliamentary colleagues are anticipating a free vote in the House of Commons.
(Dave Chan For The Globe and Mail)

Private member’s bid to clip party leaders’ wings may go to free vote

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Some Conservative Members of Parliament say they anticipate Prime Minister Stephen Harper will allow a free vote on a backbencher’s bill to claw back the power of Canadian party leaders in the House of Commons.