Geez I can’t see her actually running for federal office, she sure has a lot of baggage from her municipal career. Her handling of the Ian Bush shooting situation seemed to split the community, and some other skeletons are hard to keep off the front pages…
It isn’t too hard to find those infamous photos of her from a few years ago, something that might detract from a high profile career in politics… though would certainly guarantee her maximum exposure… ooops done that already.
As for Harris’ move, it’s not unusual for federal parties to “adopt” a riding that hasn’t voted for their party, I think the NDP has done that in the past as well.
But as you say, the MP for the riding is the area representative, that’s the person that any constituent has the right to appeal to for help. If the MP should fall short on the request then he or she may find himself out of work after the next election.