Lena Diab, Patricia Arab, Labi Kousoulis and Joachim Stroink, on MLA Vacations

Since CBC Television seems hell bent on interviewing candidates from Halifax (12 so far) instead of canvassing the entire province, we thought we’d get into the game too.

Lately, Manning MacDonald has started to appear with local Liberals at various events, so we asked 4 Halifax Liberal candidates the same question on Twitter: “Do you think Manning MacDonald should have been allowed to take his vacation during the Legislature spring session?”

We have written about Stephen McNeil’s puzzling approval of Manning MacDonald’s multiple vacations while the Legislature was in session before, here and here. This past spring, he took nearly the entire session off, with his leader’s permission.

It seems fair to ask aspiring Liberal candidates what they think. Would they expect to be able to leave their seat vacant to take a jaunt down to Florida? Or would they understand their responsibility is to represent the public in the House of Assembly? So we asked them.

The Question: Do you think Manning MacDonald should have been allowed to take his vacation during the Legislature spring session?

If any of the candidates would like to change their answer, they are welcome to write in.

Lena Diab: No comment.
Patricia Arab: No comment.
Labi Kousoulis: “I only argue with my peers.”
Joachim Stroink: No comment. (Although he did retweet Kousoulis’ answer, retweets are not necessarily endorsements)

Lena-Diab

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