# played in ALS charity hockey game in Ottawa tonight organized by MP Gord Brown and MP Paul Dewer. it was ottawa police vs mps from all sides 5:32 PM Mar 24th via mobile web
At the same time, the House of Commons Government Operations committee was meeting to study the government's economic stimulus package. Although Patrick Brown is a member of the Government Operations committee, he apparently chose to play hockey rather than attending the meeting.
Barrie residents may recall that when hundreds of his constituents rallied in downtown Barrie on January 23rd to voice their displeasure over Stephen Harper's decision to prorogue Parliament, Patrick Brown chose to be at a charity hockey game in Peterborough.
When the House of Commons Health committee met to discuss government preparations for the upcoming flu season on August 12, 2009, Patrick Brown, who is a member of that committee, did not attend. The 2009 'Hockey Night in Barrie' fund-raiser was held the following day.
There's nothing wrong with playing hockey. I'm sure that most of us would rather be playing hockey, or doing some other fun activity, instead of plugging away at our daily work routine, but as adults, we know that our responsibilities come first.
If Patrick Brown continues to make poor decisions, like putting hockey before his duties as a Member of Parliament, he might just find himself 'benched' by his constituents come the next election.