Those politicians — who in many cases are embarrassed out of their chiefly roles — become diffident about coming to their respective parliaments or legislatures to do their duty and represent the views of their constituents.
Such is the case of former Alberta premier Alison Redford.
About a month ago, amid questions about her travel expenses, dwindling poll numbers and a pseudo-caucus mutiny, Redford resigned as premier. She didn't resign as an MLA and continues to earn a whopping annual salary of $134,000.
But, as explained by the National Post, she's been MIA.
"With the exception of a few Twitter comments and one meeting during which she took no questions from media, the former premier has been AWOL for her continuing job as a member of the Legislative Assembly, representing the residents of Calgary-Elbow," the Post notes.
"As of Wednesday afternoon, she had skipped sevenRead More »from Should we cut former Alberta premier Alison Redford some slack for poor attendance?