Dear Mr. Layton,
Once again you are full of shit. Last night you claimed the Liberal leader missed 70% of his days at work. What I think you meant to say was that he missed 70% of the votes since the election of 2008. I know how much you like to engage in letting the facts get in your way so I just want to correct the record if I could.
First, it's common knowledge that the leader of the government and the leader of the opposition are pretty busy guys....unlike the leader of the 4th place party in the House. In fact, the top two guys that missed the most amount of votes in the House were Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff.
Second, both of those leaders, much like yourself (sometimes), know what their parties stand for and how they are voting on bills. Bills, most of which, are not condidence measures. That is why they have House Leaders and Party Whips.
Finally, because one is not present for the vote in the House does not mean one is not in Parliament working. You know and I know that that is probably closer to the truth sir.
With that in mind, the real # of missed votes for Michael is 58.5%. Not 70. For Stephen Harper it is 45.6%. I'm sure you can round that one up to an even 60%.