Floor-crossers and New Year's resolutions on Wednesdays with @Kady
Kady O'Malley and Janyce McGregor take your comments and questions as Albertans grapple with the pending collapse of the opposition Wildrose party and the federal NDP loses another MP, this time to the Ontario Liberal fold. Plus: What New Year's resolutions would YOU suggest for Canadian politicians?
Replay our live chat with blogger Kady O'Malley
Today on our Wednesdays with @Kady live chat:
- It's shaping up to be an extraordinary week in Alberta politics, with opposition leader Danielle Smith poised to lead a group of her MLAs across the floor to join their Progressive Conservative foes in Premier Jim Prentice's government. How did this happen? What does it say about what's ahead for the province? Will it have an impact on the federal scene?
- On Tuesday, NDP MP Glenn Thibeault stunned his leader, his party and his constituents by announcing he'll run for the Ontario Liberal party in an as-yet uncalled byelection. Why did he jump to provincial politics? What's in it for Premier Kathleen Wynne's team? What does it say about the state of affairs in Tom Mulcair's federal NDP, heading into the 2015 general election?
- Plus: If you could write a New Year's resolution for someone involved in Canadian politics, what would it be?
Replay the conversation from earlier today. You can also talk to us on Twitter using the hashtag #WwK.