Liberals And Green's Are Getting Pretty Cozy
Are we looking at a merger of two Canadian political parties? Are the Liberals courting the Greens or are the Greens courting the Liberals? Who gets to wear the wedding dress - Elizabeth May or Stephane Dion?
Let's look at the facts. The Green Party of Canada seems to want to have Leaders with a right wing bent. Jim Harris, the former leader, had been a Progressive Conservative and it is pretty hard to make a true 'progressive' out of someone who is a conservative.
Elizabeth May has been far too cozy with the Mulroney crowd and I have a hard time picturing her as a true progressive as well. Her 'anti-choice' position is also a bit uncomfortable for a 'progressive.'
Meanwhile, those of us who cautioned the Liberals that they were going to have a very HARD time selling Dion have been proven correct by poll after poll.
So what are we witnessing here? A desperate Dion trying to find something that is relevant to Canadians? Is May showing her true political colours? She is no social democrat, that's for sure.
If a political marriage is around the corner, I predict dire consequences for both of these parties. But as a New Democrat .... oh well. I simply can't see Canadians embracing the Green Liberal Party of Canada.