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Subject:  Re: Canuck politics (F-35) Date:  12/7/2012  7:52 PM
Author:  steve203 Number:  410777 of 538934

A party normally entrusts some Members of Parliament, known as whips, with the task of ensuring that all party members vote as desired.

The USian Congress has whips as well, except one that was known as "the hammer". Mr "hammer" lost his "high office" due to convictions for money laundering and conspiracy, and was sentenced to 3 years in the jug.

Ah Canuck MPs can howl all they want (actually they can't), when it comes time to vote they vote the party line or leave the party.

They just don't know how to play hardball. Spread the subcontracting work out to enough districts and the bought MPs will threaten a "no confidence" vote if they don't get what their paymasters want. Then put forward the MP for Bombardier or the MP for Pratt & Whitney Canada (the 35 uses a Pratt engine), who, in return, promise more goodies for the supporting MPs.

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