Well, I’m still trying to understand this one. I’ve been trying to digest as much information as I can on this over the past couple days.
I have to say I really don’t buy the claims from the Conservatives (well, Stephen Harper) that Belinda Stronach is doing it to try and advance her political career. For one thing, I don’t think the liberal party will entirely trust her for a couple years. If she manages to get re-elected (which should be possible considering how close the last election was) then she might be fortunate enough to keep her newly appointed role. Even that isn’t guaranteed.
I have to say that it’s a super ballsy move on her part. Harper is taking the conservatives into some dangerous territory in my opinion. I really don’t like the fact they are aligning with the seperatist Bloc to try and force down the federal government. If she really is crossing the floor because she doesn’t agree with Harper then kudos to her. The last thing I want to see is a federal government controlled by the Bloc.
Too bad Belinda Stronach or Peter MacKay hadn’t won the leadership. I might have actually considred voting Conservative in the last election.
And who ever said that Canadian Politics are boring?