The Canadian Press

2002-01-28 | Alliance-Day-Peschisolido

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Alliance leadership candidate Stockwell Day did not react well to word that Richmond, BC MP Joe Peschisolido (pess-kih-soh-LEE'-doh) had defected to the Liberals. Peschisolido said a deciding factor in his decision to defect was an incident involving a Saskatchewan MP. Roy Bailey sparked a storm when he said Veterans Affairs Minister Rey Pagtakhan was a bad choice because of his Asiatic background. Day accused Peschisolido of betrayal.

Date: 2002-01-28
Placeline: Calgary, AB, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 26 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << when people see this level of portrayal they see it for what it is and that people remember who traders are it's something that happens in politics it's unfortunate this this degree of a turnaround against the very constituents many of Asian descent who worked hard to get him elected he was a no name when he went out there they made a name and as soon as he got some kind of lucrative offer we don't know what he turned his back on his own constituents and he was gone >>

Clip ID: 20020128CPCN002