Anatomy of a mutiny: How Leona Alleslev walked away from the Liberals

Leona Alleslev says her decision to cross the floor to the Conservative Party in dramatic fashion on the first day of the fall sitting wasn’t one she made lightly — or in a hurry.

“I didn’t make that final decision until I stood up in the House,” she said Monday in an interview on CBC News’ Power & Politics.

There was evidence of nervous anticipation in the Commons in the minutes prior to her announcement, which happened right in the House of Commons just before question period Monday. Fewer than 20 Liberal MPs were seated around her at the time — but the Conservative benches were full.

That’s a maybe…

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