If I asked you to name two of the top issues Manitoba MPs should be most concerned about what would you say?
I am told that in fact Niki Ashton, Jim Maloway and Inky Mark have been assigned to be associate members of committees. Associate members can ask questions but they don't get to vote unless they have been asked to step in to replace one of the full members who is absent. But it's important to note that there are several dozen associate members of committees.
There are a number of Manitoba MPs who are associate members of both agriculture and aboriginal affiars, but I maintain, without at least one MP from Manitoba with a full deal meal ticket on either of those committees, the Keystone province isn't getting the influence and input it should in those areas.