From The Natty Post:
OTTAWA -- The federal Liberal party is attempting to increase its contingent of female candidates by trying to poach elected or formerly elected politicians from Jack Layton’s New Democratic Party, The Vancouver Sun has learned.
A Liberal official confirmed Thursday that former B.C. NDP premier Ujjal Dosanjh was dispatched to find out if two high-profile West Coast female New Democrats, Dawn Black and Penny Priddy, would bolt to the official Opposition.
It's The Post so this might be entirely bullshit. If not, though, I'm not sure how I feel about it. After Belinda and Scott and David and Wajid and Garth, I find that my ideals are sufficiently shredded that the idea no longer seems particularly offensive. On the other hand, if it was supposed to be a kind of "dark op" and Ujjal got caught, the Libs look a bit ham-fisted.