Behind the War Vote Absences

Karen Redman says the nearly 20 Liberal absences from the March 13 Afghan mission vote were permitted, and disputes the idea the vote was one of the session's most important.

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 03/19/2008 12:00 am EDT

Liberal Party Whip Karen Redman says there were "no surprises" during last week's vote on extending the Canadian mission in Afghanistan, which saw almost 20 Liberals steer clear of the House during what has been described as the most important foreign policy vote in years.

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