OTTAWA, May 17, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Belinda Stronach, the pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, Conservative MP, who was placed in high ranks in the Conservative Party by insiders who mistakenly assumed she would attract new blood to the Party, has left the Conservatives for the Liberal Party. Stonach, who was a thorn in the side of social conservatives leaves at a crucial time just prior to Thursday’s confidence vote on the budget which could bring down the government.
Pro-life and pro-family leaders have warned repeatedly that the Conservative Party should not rely on hard-left social liberals within their ranks. Jim Hughes, President of Campaign Life Coalition commented on Stronach’s departure saying, “She’s closer to her ideology now.” He added, “It was a questionable move by the Conservatives to place her front and centre so that she could cause this kind of damage.”
Stronach, the daughter and heiress of billion-dollar Magna Corp. founder Frank Stronach, was hungry for power on entering the political scene in January 2004 when she immediately ran for leadership of the Conservative Party. After failing that power bid but getting elected to the Party, Stronach has now abandoned the Party for a cabinet post with the Liberals. The Liberals offered her a post as the minister of human resources and skills development.