New Brunswick's Opposition Liberals won a crucial provincial byelection Monday, raising questions about the political future of Conservative Premier Bernard Lord.
Liberal Ed Doherty won the vote in the Saint John Harbour riding in a landslide, with Conservative Michelle Hooton a distant second.
The riding was held for 14 years by former NDP leader Elizabeth Weir, who quit the seat to accept an energy conservation post offered by Lord's Conservative government.
The Liberals now have 27 seats in the legislature to the Tories' 28.
Bernard Lord is one MLA's heartbeat away from becoming a has-been. Now the MSM will have to find another telegenic bilingual empty suit to woo Quebec, soothe frightened Ontarians, and ignore the West.
Step forward, Ben Mulroney!
Source: National Post