EDMONTON — Sources say seven members of the Opposition Wildrose, including leader Danielle Smith, will seek to cross the floor to the governing Progressive Conservatives.
The party sources, who spoke with The Canadian Press on the condition of anonymity, say house leader Rob Anderson is also on the list of those looking for a spot on the government benches.
Neither Smith nor Anderson have commented publicly since word of the possible defections surfaced on Monday.
The number of floor crossers could rise as some of the remaining Wildrose members consider their options.
Premier Jim Prentice says his Conservative caucus will have the final say when it meets Wednesday on whether the Opposition members will be welcomed.
Members of the Wildrose party executive say the party will continue operating whether the members of the legislature stay or not.
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