The entire executive and many senior members of the small political party formed by Progressive Conservatives who rejected the merger with the Canadian Alliance have decided to join the Liberals.No big numbers practically involved here, just a nice little boost for the Dion Liberals:
There was a realization, said Ms. Parsons, that Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion was offering policy options that closely mirrored their own.You're quite welcome, PC's, and any other Canadians alienated by the death penalty reinstating, environment fudging, torture condoning present day federal Conservatives. Come on in, the water's quite warm in the progressive spectrum of Canadian politics...:)
"As a political party you are always trying to find your differentiators [with other parties] and I found that when Stéphane Dion became the leader of the Liberal Party that that differentiator was harder and harder to locate," explained Ms. Parsons, who lives in Truro, N.S., and had been party leader since 2005.
"He had a lot of the same visions for the country that we had. And, of course, the Liberal Party has sort of moved into that Progressive Conservative space anyway."