MLA Kirk MacDonald during free vote, supports party line, rather than constituency.
In an interview with Fredericton Blogger, Charles Leblanc, MLA Kirk McDonald tells the reason to why he voted to support Shale-Gas in New Brunswick. The reason he gave is that “I am not going to support the Liberal motion” regardless of the what his constituency had asked. Earlier he was given a petition of 16,000+ signatures against Hydraulic Fracturing in New Brunswick.
Even though it was a free vote which allows a Minister to vote with their conscious rather than party line, MLA Kirk McDonald decided to vote party line.
Video Courtesy of Charles Leblanc