2005
CANADA NEWS

Conservative Stronach joins Liberals

from CBC.ca archives | Tue, 17 May 2005

OTTAWA - Belinda Stronach, who ran for the leadership of the Conservative party in early 2004, has crossed the floor to the Liberal party and will sit in Paul Martin's cabinet.

The millionaire businesswoman becomes minister of human resources and skills development, the prime minister said Tuesday morning. She will also help the Liberals implement the recommendations in the Gomery report on the scandal-plagued sponsorship program when it is delivered later this year.

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Paul Martin welcomes Belinda Stronach into the Liberal party in Ottawa, Tuesday (CP photo)

Paul Martin welcomes Belinda Stronach into the Liberal party in Ottawa, Tuesday (CP photo)