I think Garth Turner put it best:
"Far more important, and far less sexy than an MP being publicly hung, is the steady, continual erosion of the influence, respect and responsibilities of individual members of Parliament. As I have written here many times, the people we send to Ottawa are turning into so many sheets of wallpaper, as committees are weakened, party controls strengthened and unelected officials in places like the PMO assume the role of decision-makers that MPs once held. Too many of our politicians are now voting machines, expected to turn up and do what the piece of paper on their desk tells them to do."
It should be illegal for MPs to not listen to their electorate. Dion should be ousted for this.