Monday, February 06, 2006

The ironic thing?

David Emerson was parachuted into Vancouver--Kingsway by Paul Martin without a nomination fight.

Ouch.

2 Comments:

At 2/06/2006 3:17 PM, Blogger Miles Lunn said...

I have no problem parachuting candidates in or people defecting. However, the timing of Emerson's defections and the reasons behind it look very suspicious. I would be interested to hear from Liberal caucus colleagues if any of them saw this coming. Also I would like to hear the NDP's reaction as had Emerson not been a strong cabinet minister under the Liberal government, this riding probably would have gone NDP. I say if Harper believes strong in ethics ask one of his Quebec MPs to step aside for Michael Fortier to run and ask David Emerson to seek a by-election. At least this would settle this mess.

I do think the decision to get Emerson to defect and Fortier who was not elected probably has to do with Harper wanting to have cabinet representation in Vancouver and Montreal. I wonder what he has up his sleeves for Toronto or is Jim Flaherty close enough to Toronto.

 
At 2/06/2006 3:19 PM, Blogger Toronto Tory said...

The Toronto piece is coming.

Get ready to scratch another name off of your Liberal leadership list.

Ha.
Ha.

 

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