The first day of Parliament after summer recess started with a bang thanks to Liberal backbencher Leona Alleslev crossing the floor to become an instant Conservative.
It’s a boost for the Andrew Scheer Conservatives and a bump in the road for the Justin Trudeau Liberals.
Alleslev gave several reasons for her decision in her farewell speech on Monday, and we can speculate about any other unspoken reasons that might exist.
Does she sense a sea-change coming in her riding of Oak Ridges-Aurora-Richmond Hill which she only won by slightly more than 1,000 votes?
Maybe Alleslev’s floor-crossing simply boils down to an act of political self-preservation?