“Merger is constitutionally impossible for both parties, politically unwise and, more important, intellectually bankrupt.”
— Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail, June 16th, 2010
Interesting column in today’s Globe about why a merger between the Liberals and New Democrats is a bad idea.
In case you were looking for an explanation.
Simpson doesn’t rule out a coalition after the election.
Which makes sense to me.
Simpson broke down the differences between the Liberals and New Democrats, which you don’t see in print everyday, and worth the read.
Here’s my favourite:
"Liberals (usually) are for a strong central government, with no special status for Quebec; New Democrats believe in asymmetrical federalism, wherein Quebec is given the widest possible latitude to run things its way.”
It stands to reason that if Quebec can run things its way, NL can run things our way.
I’m all over that.