Federal Liberals Try To Move From Their Current Right Wing Position on the Political Spectrum
Most Liberals are, in fact, quite comfortable being slightly Right of Centre. Their contempt for organized labour and issues that affect women and working Canadians is the key to their political identification.
In provinces such as British Columbia and Saskatchewan, provincial Liberal iterations are quite far to the Right.
But with $tephen Harper's Conservatives in clear possession of the Canadian Right, Liberals are having a hard time finding breathing room and leakage to the Conservatives since 2006 has been remarkable.
So what do we find Iggy cooking up now? Well .. seems he wants to find some way to move slightly to the Left of his current Right wing placement. He thinks that he will be able to find a home in the Centre of the political spectrum.
However, that will be hard to achieve simply because current Liberal policy and practice is fixed on the Right. Since Harper became the PM in 2006, the Liberal Caucus has voted with the Conservatives over 100 times. Does that sound like the political 'Centre' to you?
Optics and window dressing are part of politics, but if Michael Ignatieff wants people to see a move to the Centre by the Liberal Party of Canada, where are the social and economic policies that will prove the sincerity of such a statement?
Good luck with that one Libs!
-Liberals Target Centre of political spectrum