In what I don't really consider a surprising move, Jean-Claude Rocheleau, the former NDP candidate in Hochelaga that so many Dippers were excited about because he managed to score a distant second place in the recent by-election, has decided to run for the Bloc Quebecois in the riding of La Pointe-de-l'Île, where current Bloc MP Francine LaLonde is stepping down next election.
Given the Bloc's popularity and seeming invincibility in Quebec right now, the move is understandable. However, it is also highly amusing. This fantastic candidate that apparently has quite a bit of potential has left the party that has none. I take no pleasure in seeing the Bloc's numbers swell, but for all their high-and-mighty talk, the NDP are hopefully knocked down a couple notches with this news.