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…
“She said she sought assurances that she would be able to speak her mind in the Conservative caucus without retribution. She said she received them.”
… as long as it’s not about supply management. Just lost a guy on that file.https://t.co/L2APafYG7P
— Chris Chapman (@crchapman) September 18, 2018