New Brunswick MP kicked off 2 committees for breaking Liberal ranks on tax changes
CBC News | October 05, 2017
Saint John-Rothesay Liberal MP Wayne Long has been kicked off two parliamentary committees for breaking party ranks over proposed small business tax changes.
"I am deeply disappointed to be removed from my committees, but I respect and understand the party's decision," he said in an emailed statement to CBC News.
On Tuesday, Long supported a failed Conservative move that would have extended the consultation period on the federal government's proposed changes to the small business tax regime.
The Opposition motion Long supported does not seem to be in direct contradiction with the Liberal electoral platform, nor is it a confidence matter or has anything to do with the Charter. That specific vote was whipped and Long appears to have been punished for voting against his party line. As such, this promise is now marked as broken.