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Mulcair's Coalition Flip-Flop Is Bad for Democracy

J.J. McCullough | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpgRecently NDP leader Thomas Mulcair said he would be open to forming a coalition with the Liberals, after previously denouncing the idea. Canadian democracy cannot the constant coyness of the sort Mr. Mulcair is now offering; purported claims that he's a serious candidate for prime minister on the one hand, which are then completely undermined by promises to "work with other parties" and reminders that the NDP was "willing to make Stephane Dion the Prime Minister of Canada" on the other. Opportunism of this sort simply reenforces voter apathy, and justifies the entirely credible suspicion that Canada's political elites don't really care much for the preferences of the public they purport to govern.

Grand Alliance Pushed By Liberal Contender

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Electoral co-operation between Liberals and Greens could be a "game-changer" that ensures defeat of the Harper Conservatives — even if New ...

McGuinty's 'Major Minority'

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Just hours after seeing his Liberal government re-elected to a third consecutive term, but reduced to a minority, Ontario Premier Dalton McGu...

NDP Back Away From Supporting Liberal Minority In Ontario

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Having a no-show leader in Friday's debate on northern issues will hurt the governing Liberals in the Oct. 6 election, NDP Leader Andrea Hor...