Northern Reflections: Country Over Party

Gerry Caplan writes that the Liberals and the New Democrats are going to have to do what is unthinkable — work together. It’s possible that either party might win a majority. But, if that doesn’t happen: Some kind of long-term rapprochement between the NDP and Liberals must be pursued. Don’t think, after a lifetime of ...

Northern Reflections: Coalition Time?

                                                 http://www.huffingtonpost.ca After the latest EKOS poll, there has been a lot of talk about a Liberal-NDP coalition. Frank Graves claims that’s what the majority of Canadian voters want. But, Chantal Hebert ...

Northern Reflections: Co-operatism Vs Corporatism

Paul Adams writes that it will probably take another election defeat before the Liberals and the NDP decide there is good reason for them to work together. Each party has its champion of cooperation: Like Nathan Cullen in the NDP race last year, [Joyce] Murray has presented a credible progressive version of her party’s traditions ...

Northern Reflections: Moving Towards Merger

Paul Adams argues at ipolitics that whoever wins the Liberal leadership race must consider some kind of entente with the New Democrats. The Liberals’ old guard has floated the idea: For a starter, there was Jean Chrétien, the most successful modern Liberal prime minister. There was his experienced strategic sidekick, Eddie Goldenberg. Oh yes, and ...