jjuares wrote:">https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e50lJ7YSM3IHmm actually here is Notley's comments on floor crossing from 2014. And here is the most important part of the quote. "When the MLA crosses the floor, it means they're abandoning their voters, unless the party has really really gone a different direction from the way they had originally presented themselves." Now the reason why this is important is that not only Notley but Jansen is also making the argument that the PC's are going in a different direction than they way they had presented themselves. And Notley in 20014 said this is the circumstances that floor crossing is justified. This is exactly the circumstances she was saying floor crossing is justified.
And what, pray tell, is the 'different direction' that the Alberta PC party is taking now, compared to when they accepted the wholesale floor-crossing of the Wildrose Party. I would have thought that if the PC party was heading further right wing, that would have been the time when it became evident. But apparently Sandra Jansen had no misgivings about that direction, even though it was prior to the last election, wherein she ran on the PC ticket.
Given that the PC party at this point doesn't have a leader, one could question how they are going in a different direction now. The fact is, they're not going in any direction at all, at least until after the leadership election.
Well actually they ran as a centrist party last election pointing out that they fell in between WR and the NDP. And of course the heavy favourite to win the leadership wants to merge with the right wing party they denounced as being too extreme. And of course Jansen was against that. Furthermore she pointed out the behaviour towards her was something new to the party. If this isnt a new direction for the party what the hell is it?