The relative speed with which Ms St-Denis decided to bolt the party shook up Ottawa, especially since she spent about a decade as an NDP party volunteer. St-Denis said she did not feel at ease in a party that wanted to quickly pull out of Libya, called for the abolition of the Senate and rejected any private-sector involvement in building a new bridge in Montreal.
The NDP said the defection was a betrayal of the wishes of her riding. And they have demanded that a by-election be called in her riding.
Should an elected member of Parliament be able to cross the the floor and join another party without consulting his or her constituents?
Should an elected member who wants to join another partyy be forced to resign, then run again under the label of her new party?
Should there be a by-election in this case?
What do you think?
Just for the record, this is post number 1000 on this blog