From The Star:
OTTAWA–The strange, dual-political citizenship of Wajid Khan – the Liberal MP serving since last summer as "special adviser" to the Conservative prime minister on the Middle East and Afghanistan – may be coming to an end this week.
But whether Khan intends to stay as a Liberal or cross the floor to the Conservatives became more of a mystery yesterday when neither he nor the Prime Minister's Office wanted to answer any questions about the political future of the MP for Mississauga-Streetsville.
Some Liberal insiders say they're sure that Khan has been waiting to make his move when he can exact a maximum price for crossing the floor...
Well, I certainly hope not. And if he does, I hope he takes shit from both his constits and the nation in general. (Given Mississauga's voting history, I assume this would be a fairly difficult riding for him to win as a Tory)
Personally, I felt his "special adviser" status to the Tories was defensible given the importance of the issues in question (MidEast, Afghanistan), even if it made things a little bit awkward for the Liberal Party.
But if Mr. Khan was in reality entering into negotiations with Harper and Co., then he deserves nothing but scorn for it.
h/t to Political Staples.
Update: Accidental Deliberations has some interesting musings on this topic:
But the more often Canadians see the apparent interchangeability between the Libs and Cons in the eyes of the MPs jumping back and forth, the less likely they are to believe the Libs' protestations that there's a real difference between the two.
I imagine AccDel thinks this will play to the benefit of the NDP. However, I suspect that seeing Lib MPS who are comfortable with turning from Red to Blue will just make Canadians more comfortable with voting CPC. Hope not, but there it is.