12/17/2014 09:33 EST | Updated 02/16/2015 05:59 EST

Floor-crossers and New Year's resolutions on Wednesdays with @Kady

Today on our Wednesdays with @Kady live chat:

- It's shaping up to be an extraordinary week in Alberta politics, with opposition leader Danielle Smith poised to lead a group of her MLAs across the floor to join their Progressive Conservative foes in Premier Jim Prentice's government. How did this happen? What does it say about what's ahead for the province? Will it have an impact on the federal scene?

- On Tuesday, NDP MP Glenn Thibeault stunned his leader, his party and his constituents by announcing he'll run for the Ontario Liberal party in an as-yet uncalled byelection. Why did he jump to provincial politics? What's in it for Premier Kathleen Wynne's team? What does it say about the state of affairs in Tom Mulcair's federal NDP, heading into the 2015 general election?

- Plus: If you could write a New Year's resolution for someone involved in Canadian politics, what would it be?

Join the conversation at noon ET. You can also talk to us on Twitter using the hashtag #WwK.

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