Saying the Canadian Alliance was "sliding backwards," six more of Stockwell Day's caucus critics demanded that their leader resign on Tuesday, saying they knew their actions would see them suspended.
The rebel MPs who stepped forward at an Ottawa press conference were: former House leader Chuck Strahl, B.C. MP Val Meredith, Saskatchewan MP Jim Pankiw, B.C. MP Jay Hill, B.C. MP Jim Gouk and former deputy House leader Grant McNally.
Suspended MPs Gary Lunn and Art Hanger, who had already been disciplined for calling on Mr. Day to resign, also joined the others at the press conference, bringing the number of MPs openly rebelling to eight.
"We realize that by speaking out, there are implications, including the fact that we will be suspended from caucus," Mr. Strahl said Tuesday, flanked by the other seven MPs. Source.