A Conservative official says his party has been in discussions with three Liberal MPs who may be considering defecting. The Conservatives have so far refused to name the trio, but there is some speculation that Brampton—Springdale MP Ruby Dhalla is among them. Liberal officials have said the suggestions are “mischief” and accuse the government of trying to raid their party. Still, the rumours come at a bad time for Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, who is slipping the polls and is already dealing with problems of party unity following the resignation of his Quebec Lieutenant, Denis Coderre.
Liberals crossing the floor?
Tory official claims three MPs want to switch sides
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