I notice that some NDPer’s and newsmedia are particularly vocal about the possibility Dion may choose not to run a Lib candidate against Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and Peter Mackay in Central Nova during the next election. A strange strategy they say. Why is a coalition a strange strategy? It’s what many progressives have been calling for.
Why does an NDPer care anyways? I think a progressive coalition is a threat to their party. Are they afraid Canadians will see that progressives can actually work together, not just in committees, but at the grass roots level to bring forward the green agenda for Canada? The fact that they care at all shows that it’s probably a good idea. I think this concept represents a small but promising effort to test the waters for a progressive coalition in Canada. Go for it Dion!!
Update for the Evening of April 12th: I just found this news announcement confirming Dion will not run a candidate against May and May will not be running a Green candidate against Dion. Very exciting!