Garth Turner makes his debut with Canada's Liberals
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Turner, again, asked the prime minister to put byelections in David Emerson's riding of Vancouver Kingsway and Wajid Khan's Mississauga—Streetsville. Emerson accepted an offer to join the Conservative Party of Canada after he was elected as a Liberal last January. Khan in January, who was a special advisor to prime minister Stephen Harper for the Middle East and South Asia, also crossed the floor to the Conservatives.
Turner also said he would run again in his riding of Halton if Harper were to call a byelection. He added that he wants an immediate byelection if that were to happen.
"I will assure the member for Halton if he wishes to see a byelection in Halton, it's fully within his control. He can resign today, I'm sure we would comply," said House leader Peter Van Loan.
Turner promised yesterday at the weekly Liberal caucus meeting that he will not reveal secrets nor criticize his new Party.
- "Halton MP Garth Turner joins the Liberal Party of Canada" — Wikinews, February 7, 2007
- "Ousted Halton MP Garth Turner resigns membership from Conservative party" — Wikinews, November 14, 2006
- Canadian Press. "Tories boo Turner during question period debut" — , February 7, 2007
- Canadian Press. "Liberal caucus welcomes Garth Turner" — , February 7, 2007