See Khan Run
Since yesterday, its been known that Toronto MP Wajid Khan would be crossing the floor, leaving behind his Liberal party for a back-bench seat with the Conservatives.
Crossing the floor is nothing new. We've seen high profile crossers like Belinda Stronach (C>L) and David Emmerson (L>C) in the last two years. Heck, back in the day Winston Churchill crossed the floor to change parties three times!
But it raises a lot of important questions. Namely, what about the voters? They elected Mr. Khan not only on his own merits, but also on the party he represented. An MP's job, believe it or not, is to represent the voices and concerns of the citizens that elected them.
But how can you be representing your voters when you switch parties? According to the CBC article, it seems even some of his staff were caught off guard (not to mention the Liberal leadership).
Voters in Mississauga-Streetsville need to take a long hard look at their representative. I encourage you to use the comments section below to let everyone know how you feel. Can your MP continue to represent you as a Tory? Is leaving the party you were elected under for another on a whim fair? Tell us what you think.
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