Ford fears disgruntled Tory MPPs might defect to Liberals, source says - 2018-11-23

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F94.png Ford fears disgruntled Tory MPPs might defect to Liberals, source says November 23, 2018, Robert Benzie, Toronto Star

The Progressive Conservatives fear some disgruntled MPPs are set to cross the floor to join the Liberals, the Star has learned.

That's a key reason why Premier Doug Ford is increasing the threshold for official party status in the legislature from eight MPPs to 12, a senior source says. A single defection would give the seven-member Liberal caucus official status.

"There are at least two we're concerned about," a senior Conservative insider said, speaking like others from the Liberals and PCs on condition of anonymity in order to discuss internal machinations.

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