Monday, January 24, 2011

Sinking back into obscurity

From FFWD's April 15th paper, last year:

Whether other political parties will court Taylor remains to be seen. He has ruled out crossing the floor to another party before an election is called. “If I were to make a decision… then I would wait until the next election or resign and go through a byelection,” he says. “I might sink back into obscurity because, frankly, that’s where I was going and where the rest of the caucus is going with the Liberals.”

You can also find Taylor's signature on a contract promising to do what he describes above, here.



  • You can't contract out of your rights under s. 3 of the Charter. he broke a promise, not a contract.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:57 p.m.  

  • Technically he went to a party where he won't "wallow in obscurity" because he is the only MLA. Maybe he'll run for their leadership?

    By Blogger WesternGrit, at 6:59 p.m.  

  • That's terrible. Once you sign a contract, you shouldn't break it the moment it becomes inconvenient!

    By Anonymous Peter Mackay, at 8:16 p.m.  

  • Good one Peter! :D

    By Blogger Gayle, at 12:44 a.m.  

  • Where's 2008 papers?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:55 a.m.  

  • Anon, non-compete contracts are pretty standard in employment situations.

    Dan, doen't this bring everything one step closer to your preference for Alberta? Now they have an MP who can try to merge with the Alberta Liberals to form a party capable of winning.

    By Blogger Jason Cherniak, at 2:31 p.m.  

  • JC - yeah, I'd actually love to see an Alberta Party-ALP merger, taking on the "Alberta Party" name.

    But it won't happen. It would take at least 1 or 2 elections of the parties banging their heads together before they realize that makes the most sense.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 2:57 p.m.  

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