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The NDP deems Lise St. Denis’ defection an insult to democracy and challenges her to a duel by-election. Ian Capstick, while taking no issue with the general notion of floor-crossing, takes issue with Ms. St. Denis’ explanation.

I can see how a newly unexpectedly elected NDP MP could have rapidly evolving points of view and even how they might want to jump ship. But that’s not what you said today. No, instead:  “Les électeurs ont voté pour Jack Layton. Jack Layton est mort.” 

If that’s truly what you believe, then you shouldn’t sit in the House as anything other than an NDP MP or an independent – to do otherwise is illogical and worse, deeply offensive.