After later loosing the leadership race, perhaps we can forgive Kennedy for campaigning against the Liberals in the 1997 federal elections.
I guess he is more loyal to his friends than to the party. Who will university drop-out Gerard Kennedy support after he looses this time?
May 17, 1997.
Gerard Kennedy, who came a close second to Liberal Dalton McGuinty in last December's leadership contest, has gone offside with the boss over the federal election.
Kennedy and other members of the Liberal caucus at Queen's Park, including GTA critic Mike Colle, have broken party ranks to support Liberal maverick John Nunziata.
Nunziata was tossed out of the federal caucus by Prime Minister Jean
Chrétien after he kicked up a fuss about the Liberal's broken GST promises, and denied Liberal party status in the current election. But Kennedy, who was recently appointed to the post of caucus-party liaison by McGuinty, has decided to support Nunziata, who supported Kennedy when he was elected to the Legislature last year.
Liberal insiders are unhappy with Kennedy, but even more unhappy with McGuinty, who refuses to tell Kennedy to toe the party line.
So much for party discipline.
The Park is written by eye's Queen's Park insider.