Jean-Marc Fournier, who until this week was working as an adviser to federal Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, is now Quebec’s justice minister even though he doesn’t have a seat. (see here)
I won’t hold my breath waiting for the NDP, Liberals and the media to make a big stink out of this like they did when David Emerson crossed the floor to the Conservatives.
NDP MP Peter Julian:
“I think there’s an appearance here that there was a reward that was offered for him crossing the floor”
Liberal MP Bryon Wilfert:
“It, of course, is illegal to offer an inducement. in this case, the inducement would be pretty clear, a position in cabinet”