OTTAWA, June 28, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Rick Anderson, who according to Alliance National Council member Bob Dechert, orchestrated the “dirty little scheme” to oust Party Leader Stockwell Day, has recently revealed that he holds little allegiance to the Canadian Alliance party and is hankering for his Liberal roots. The National Post reported last week that Anderson does not intend to renew his Canadian Alliance membership when it expires. This week, in a conversation with Post columnist Paul Wells, Anderson said, “I’m still a Paul Martin fan,” referring to his former days as a Liberal Party member and supporter of Liberal Paul Martin’s bid for Party Leadership. Anderson calls himself “not much of a party guy” and said last week “If there was an election tomorrow, I wouldn’t be voting for the Alliance.”
Anderson’s comments, overtly admitting his non-commitment to the CA, come as another shock to many grassroots CA party members observing the demolition of their party. If Dechert’s testimony (confirmed by Bill McGill, the party’s co-secretary) about Anderson’s orchestration of the dump-Day movement is to be believed, the high level CA members who are co-operating with Anderson’s scheme, have given allegiance to a man who has no commitment to their party and its unique principals.
See related National Post coverage: https://www.nationalpost.com/search/story.html?f=/stories/20010628/604031.html&qs=rick%20anderson https://www.nationalpost.com/news/national/politics/story.html?f=/stories/20010628/603982.html https://www.nationalpost.com/search/story.html?f=/stories/20010621/597371.html&qs=rick%20anderson