A BCer in Toronto: Briefly, on "cooperation"

I’ve been firmly on the record against merger, or a non-aggression pact (deceptively called cooperation — who doesn’t like cooperation?) for at least a year or two now. I’ve outlined my reasons at length, from the fact that most statistical evidence indicates it just won’t work (you’ll lose centre-right Liberals to Harper and strengthen his ...

A BCer in Toronto: Question for Liberals isn’t should we merge, it’s should we exist

An Ipsospoll released over the weekend claiming a majority of Liberal and NDP supporters (voters, not necessarily activists) favour merging the parties has re-ignited the debate about whether or not a merger of the parties makes sense. Well, at least online, as I can count on one hand the number of people I’ve met offline ...

A BCer in Toronto: Our raison d’être can’t be opposing

The always bubbling in the background chatter about thedream of a few to see the Liberals and NDP to merge or form some sort ofcoalition came to the surface again recently with comments made by Liberal MPJustin Trudeau in Victoria and broadcast by Sun TV. Here’s a snippet: “By 2015, with the election approaching, if ...