The Canadian Press

2013-06-05 | Conservative MP Resigns

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Alberta MP Brent Rathgeber abruptly quit the Conservative caucus, citing the government's "lack of commitment to transparency" in the wake of a dramatic Tory rewrite of his bill to expose the salaries of federal civil servants. Rathgeber said too many backbenchers were ceding their power to the prime minister's office. (Members of his Edmonton-St. Albert Conservative Association later voted to cut ties with him.)

Date: 2013-06-05
Placeline: EDMONTON, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << too many backbench impede do willingly what the prime minister's office wants them to do because it's you that is a way of advancement within the party and within with a command within the government but that's led to some problems in and we're seeing the evidence have that now and I do believe that the pmo have too much power >>