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Defection

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Here’s an interesting one: only two weeks after the Canadian federal election a Liberal member of parliament has chosen to change his stripes and become a conservative, and has been appointed to the cabinet.  After criticizing the conservative leader Harper in the election campaign, he now joins him.  I’d love to hear the inside story on what really has happened here.  The conservatives had no members from Vancouver, and now they do.  So do folks that had voted for this man feel betrayed, or glad their constituency had the local MP as a member of the cabinet?

And is as the first move of a Prime Minister who promised ethical government, I think Harper blew this one.

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