Liberal Ndp Merger

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Merger? Don't Hold Your Breath

EDMONTON - While the recent four provincial byelections highlighted a crippling split on Alberta's centre-left, party leaders say that rift won't be healing anytime soon.NDP Leader Rachel Notley and t...
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Merge Or Die?

The race for the Liberal leadership might kick off as early as next month, with the final vote held a little less than a year from now. But with more than half of the electorate giving up on the Grits...
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Why the Liberals Should Not Merge With the NDP

Over the weekend a new poll was published that said a majority of Liberal and NDP supporters are in favour of merging. I'm not one of them. This isn't a matter of political expediency. I'm mystified at why so many Liberals appear so ready to fold the tent and call it a day on one of the most impactful institutions in Canadian history.

Now Is Not the Time for a NDP-Liberal Merger

A merger would reduce our political choices, taking Canada from a multi-party system to a U.S.-style system of two monolithic parties -- something even more limiting in the Canadian context given the tradition of tight party discipline.
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NDP Liberal Merger or Proportional Representation?

Both the Liberals and NDP could benefit from a merger, but the NDP are hoping to take the Liberals' place as Canada's centre-left alternative while the Liberals are hoping for a comeback. What's problematic is that a merger would reduce our political choices. That's where electoral reform comes in.