It was up to her constituants to vote for her and not her party to begin with if they knew the parliamentary system.
And if the candidate does not matter as you say, then a candidate's switching party should be a non-issue anyway because she doesn't matter, right
Also, if we consider that many Quebecers probably did vote blindly for the party without knowing their candidate, this will serve as a healthy wake-up call for them to pay more attention to their candidate next time around.
Another point to make is that with MPs being free to cross the floor, it keeps the pressure on parties to deliver what they promised their constituents, because if another party can better deliver what the candidate promised his constituents, then he will shift. Keeps the parties on their toes.
This, by the way, is one reason I'm not concerned about a conservative majority. Now, if we had mandatory allegiance to the party, then I'd be concerned about a Partei... er, sorry, I meant party, ajority and the sheer power it would have over its members.
[QUOTE=IdRatherBeSkiing;1531941]How many actually believe that the MP himself actaully does anything? QUOTE]
for the salary he gets, you'd hope he does something.