Friday, June 15, 2007

Two Liberals Quit: Ontario NDP Eyes Hamilton Seats

Liberal Cabinet Minsiter Maria Bountrogianni is quitting and so is backbencher Jennifer Mossop. This is good news for the NDP, who scooped up both of these seats in the 2006 federal election.

Interestingly, Bountrogianni is concerned with the way the Liberals have been handling elctoral reform...

One insider said last night that Bountrogianni, who has feuded with McGuinty's office over various policy matters since the Liberals took power in 2003, was displeased by the fact the government commissioned some polling about the referendum, which is to be held in conjunction with the election, on whether Ontario should adopt a form of proportional representation in the future.

The Liberals, who have so far remained non-committal on the referendum question, conducted polling on the extent to which Yes and No voters would be more or less likely to vote for the governing party in the election.

Bountrogianni, who has been careful to stay neutral throughout the democratic renewal process, was reportedly concerned the referendum vote was being politicized by such machinations.

1 comment:

Mark Dowling said...

Wow - no wonder the OLP are so worried they're offering Hamilton tax dollars to house a billionaire's hockey team (if it ever gets to Hamilton)