Dion said it was parliamentary tradition for MPs to follow party line on confidence votes such as budgets.
"A vote on the budget, like a vote on a throne speech, is a vote of confidence. You cannot vote against the caucus on it."
Spouting tripe about traditions, party lines and what MPs cannot do is no way for a former academic to argue his position. Comuzzi's position - that he was supporting his constituents - wins hands down.