Free votes

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We will make free votes in the House of Commons standard practice.

We will give Canadians a stronger voice in the House of Commons by limiting the circumstances in which Liberal Members of Parliament will be required to vote with Cabinet.

For members of the Liberal Caucus, all votes will be free votes with the exception of:

  • those that implement the Liberal electoral platform;
  • traditional confidence matters, like the budget; and
  • those that address our shared values and the protections guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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