Legislation puts pressure on some Liberal MNAs

Don Macpherson, The Gazette

It’s easier for opposition MNAs to make themselves heard defending their constituents’ interests against the government. And the voters’ expectations that they will succeed in influencing the government on their behalf are lower.

Government MNAs, however, are expected to use their influence in the government caucus or cabinet and their access to ministers to produce results.

That’s especially true for Liberal MNAs with significant English-speaking constituencies when their party is in power, because there are usually so many of them in the government caucus and cabinet.

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