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  • Jim
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    If I thought the NDP and Liberals had the best interests of Canadians at heart, I'd at least be willing to consider the idea of a merger. Unfortunately, both Parties are so desperate to hold the reins of power that they'll do just about anything, including selling out their grassroots supporters.

    If the Liberals would just do what is necessary and replace Mr. Ignatieff with a leader that Canadians find engaging, all of this merger talk would disappear.
    http://viableopposition.blogspot.com/

  • Justin
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Gerry Kaplan had the best comment about this story, suggesting how out to the lunch the CBC was for reporting a rumour from Warrin' Kinsella.

  • Doug
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Politically incorrect, it seems that you are incorrect again. Ed Broadbent was Vice President of Socialist International from 1979 to 1990. Also, to save you your usual response when anyone disagrees with you, I have never had any connection to a political party.
    But what is really scary to me is the thought of Finance Minister Bob Rae.

  • Greg
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Dropping voter rates across the country indicate we don't see much difference or care enough to vote for any of them.

  • Graham
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Please... The corporate owned and controlled Liberals and Conservatives have much more in common than the Liberals and the NDP. As in the United States, partisan rhetoric aside, the Republicans and Democrats are virtually identical in policy and direction. What we do need is a system of proportional representation (PR) that allows each voters to actually mean something.

  • Politically Incorrect
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Renounce socialism? The NDP has never been a socialist party; social democratic yes, but never socialist. Is Kinsella really this stupid or just red-bating? Both the NDP and its fore-runner, the CCF have always looked to a mixed market economy, perhaps with more emphasis on the public sphere, but hardly socialist (not that theres anything wrong with that). As for dropping the affiliation with the union movement: would Kinsella agree that the Liberal Party drop its affiliations with Bay Street, big oil, big banks, the arms industry, and the rest of its corporate cabal?

  • don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    The Liberal Leader and the NDP Leader just demonstrated how out of touch with reality they really are. Apparently, Ignatieff and Layton are content to be in opposition or being forced to cooperate in a minority Government scenario in perpetuity. The political differences which separate the Liberals from the NDP are not insurmountable and an effective merger of the two political philosophies could be accomplished with a little work on both sides. Merging the Liberals and NDP makes sense and should happen sooner rather than later. I look forward to seeing the Liberal-Democrat Party on the next Federal election ballot. The sooner we move to a two party system with room for one independent party such as the Green Party on the Federal Ballot the better. Perhaps the Conservatives will change their name to the Conservative-Republican Party and face off against the Liberal-Democrat Party in the next Federal election. When the merger between Canada and the USA happens in the year 2025 it will be easier for voters of the United States of North America to know who is who!

  • Jim
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    If I thought the NDP and Liberals had the best interests of Canadians at heart, I'd at least be willing to consider the idea of a merger. Unfortunately, both Parties are so desperate to hold the reins of power that they'll do just about anything, including selling out their grassroots supporters.

    If the Liberals would just do what is necessary and replace Mr. Ignatieff with a leader that Canadians find engaging, all of this merger talk would disappear.
    http://viableopposition.blogspot.com/

  • Justin
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    Gerry Kaplan had the best comment about this story, suggesting how out to the lunch the CBC was for reporting a rumour from Warrin' Kinsella.

  • Doug
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    Politically incorrect, it seems that you are incorrect again. Ed Broadbent was Vice President of Socialist International from 1979 to 1990. Also, to save you your usual response when anyone disagrees with you, I have never had any connection to a political party.
    But what is really scary to me is the thought of Finance Minister Bob Rae.

  • Greg
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    Dropping voter rates across the country indicate we don't see much difference or care enough to vote for any of them.

  • Graham
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    Please... The corporate owned and controlled Liberals and Conservatives have much more in common than the Liberals and the NDP. As in the United States, partisan rhetoric aside, the Republicans and Democrats are virtually identical in policy and direction. What we do need is a system of proportional representation (PR) that allows each voters to actually mean something.

  • Politically Incorrect
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Renounce socialism? The NDP has never been a socialist party; social democratic yes, but never socialist. Is Kinsella really this stupid or just red-bating? Both the NDP and its fore-runner, the CCF have always looked to a mixed market economy, perhaps with more emphasis on the public sphere, but hardly socialist (not that theres anything wrong with that). As for dropping the affiliation with the union movement: would Kinsella agree that the Liberal Party drop its affiliations with Bay Street, big oil, big banks, the arms industry, and the rest of its corporate cabal?

  • don
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    The Liberal Leader and the NDP Leader just demonstrated how out of touch with reality they really are. Apparently, Ignatieff and Layton are content to be in opposition or being forced to cooperate in a minority Government scenario in perpetuity. The political differences which separate the Liberals from the NDP are not insurmountable and an effective merger of the two political philosophies could be accomplished with a little work on both sides. Merging the Liberals and NDP makes sense and should happen sooner rather than later. I look forward to seeing the Liberal-Democrat Party on the next Federal election ballot. The sooner we move to a two party system with room for one independent party such as the Green Party on the Federal Ballot the better. Perhaps the Conservatives will change their name to the Conservative-Republican Party and face off against the Liberal-Democrat Party in the next Federal election. When the merger between Canada and the USA happens in the year 2025 it will be easier for voters of the United States of North America to know who is who!