Liberals support Leslie, even though Conservatives courted him first

It took nearly a half-hour for a crowd of media covering the Liberal biennial policy convention to wring confirmation out of Andrew Leslie that he had discussions with senior Conservatives before deciding to join Justin Trudeau’s Liberal team for the next election.

Hot ticket: Andrew Leslie, pictured on Feb. 20 at the Liberal biennial policy convention in Montreal, told reporters on Feb. 21 that he had talks with a number of political parties after he retired in 2012, but chose to go with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED :Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 1:25 AM

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