Independent Liberal MLA Tony Bhullar has suddenly become the most popular student in the classroom. Two government insiders confirm Premier Gordon Campbell scheduled a meeting with Mr. Bhullar early last week to discuss his impending decision on whether to join the provincial Conservatives (which may merge with Unity this weekend). But that meeting, which took place on Friday in the West Annex, wasn't Mr. Bhullar's only social engagement. Public Eye has learned the MLA was in discussions with Unity leader Chris Delaney yesterday about the role he might play in the merged party. In an interview at the legislature earlier today, Mr. Bhullar would neither confirm nor deny whether he had met with Premier Campbell and Mr. Delaney.
September 14, 2004