Mourani told reporters Friday morning she will stay in Ottawa as an Independent MP until the next federal election in 2015 to defend the rights and freedoms of all Quebecers and residents of her riding in Ahuntsic. She did not say whether she will run again.
Her expulsion from caucus leaves the Bloc Québécois with four MPs in Ottawa, including former NDP MP Claude Patry, who crossed the floor earlier this year.
Paillé, the leader, has yet to run for a seat in the House of Commons.
More to come.