Tory MP Wilks balks after voicing opposition to gov't budget megabill

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By Peter O'Neil, Postmedia News, in the Montreal Gazette, 23 May 2012

A B.C. Conservative MP's flip-flop Wednesday on whether he'll support Bill C-38, the federal government's massive budget implementation bill, serves as a bleak reminder of the weak status of ordinary parliamentarians in Canadian democracy, say experts. (…)

"I will stand up and say the Harper government should get rid of Bill C-38," said David Wilks, a 52-year-old Lethbridge, Alta., native who delivered a speech in the House of Commons earlier this month in favour of the bill. (...)

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