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LETTER – Look at the validity of reasons Liberal crossed the floor to Tories

I have read your article ( found it online ) on Leona Alleslev, and while I think it to be expected that  the initial reaction to such a move by an MP is portrayed  as the motivation behind the move. I would also expect a deeper look into, and analysis of,  the matter from journalists such as yourself.

You state that  Alleslev only recently reassured everyone of her loyalty to the federal Liberals and Justin Trudeau– fair enough.

However, things can change very quickly in politics, and on the world stage, for that matter, and have, also recently.It was also only very recently that our Foreign Affairs Minister seriously undermined Canada’s position in NAFTA negotiations by participating in the “Take on the Tyrant ” Panel.

That could well be the last straw for an MP, the one that breaks loyalty to a Liberal party clearly out of touch with the sensitivities demanded by the that office, in particular.

As a Canadian from B.C. her comments certainly resonate with me, and with I am certain, so many other thinking Canadians.The aspects she described are truly based in common sense.

I, too am dismayed by what may only be described as the antics of those in the highest offices, representing Canada, abroad. Their behavior has truly been disappointing and unintelligent and will in my opinion, indeed  affect our economic security. I really fear for our young people seeking to establish themselves in our country ( including my own kids, 19 and 20!) with the approaches to foreign affairs she mentioned.

So,  saying Ms. Alleslev is opportunistic is one aspect of the matter; would you not agree that it is more useful to sift the validity of her reasons given for making her move to the Conservatives?

STEVE VANDERVELDEN
Port Coquitlam

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1 Comment on LETTER – Look at the validity of reasons Liberal crossed the floor to Tories

  1. I think that your take on this Steve is wrong. First , and foremost,her constituents hired her to do a job for them within a political party. She had no right, in my opinion , to move to another party just to further herself beyond what she was hired to do by her constituents. Secondly, the Liberals have been doing a very good job on NAFTA, protecting Canadians from that tyrant Trump, and his agenda. Unlike the Conservatives, who like to sell Canadians down the river just so they can say they made a deal.

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