VANCOUVER (CP) - Trade Minister David Emerson says he will run again in Vancouver-Kingsway in the next federal election despite the continuing uproar over his defection to the new Conservative government just days after leading the Liberals' B.C. campaign attack on the Tories. (link)
Is the man bigger than the party in Vancouver Kingsway? I doubt it. We will see what happens in any event. If previous election results for turncoats are a legit basis for extrapolating how future election results for turncoats will be, then Emerson looks a good bet to be re-elected. Afterall, Canucks returned Stronach, Brison, Dosajnla;lskdk(or whatever the heck his name is), and Lapierre didn't they?
Then again, maybe Emerson isn't as hot as he thinks he is... The NDP was the only contender in that riding - not the Tories. He may in the end regret his decision to run again - as a Tory. Politically, it may have been a better idea to be an "indepent" Cabinet minister and run again as such.
Anyhoo, only another election will tell.