Canadian Members of Parliament voting records (finally) online
After a push from the NDP, the Canadian government’s put voting records of every Canadian MP online.
It’s about time, but what a lame execution: To view an MP’s record,
head to the website and click on the Members of Parliament link to find
your member of the House of Commons. Your MP’s site will will have a
tab for votes that takes you to a list showing whether they voted yea,
nea, or didn’t vote at all on any given bill.
It’s time for some civic-minded Canadian hackers to slurp out
all that data and reformat in a way that gives you real insight into
what your elected representative is up to and how she compares to all
the other politicos on the Hill.