The excitable and apparently 12 yr old (just check out those exclamation points!!!) Dimitri Soudas is working it behind the scenes:
And indeed, Dimitri Soudas, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, sent out a mass-distributed email yesterday drawing attention to the Liberals' rebuff of Dhalla's bill [to increase old-age benefits to immigrant seniors.]. "They are voting against the (private member's bill) of MP Ruby Dhalla! Their own bill!" Soudas's email said.
With Dhalla's Nannygate troubles still brewing and after the way the Cons treated here during that scandal, I find it hard to believe that she would join their ranks. But stranger things have happened.
As for these rumours, I'm sure the Cons are feeling quite full of themselves based on their rising poll numbers so perhaps they think that stirring up stories about Liberal party disunity (beyond the real stories of their internal disarray - see: Coderre, Denis) will only work to their benefit.
Liberal party honchos, in the meantime, have denied the rumours calling them "mischief".
Not to worry, it's not like they have any important things to talk about like war. What's a little "mischief" when Canadians are dying overseas?
James Curran notes that Igantieff has given Dhalla a new advisory poistion today.