CFN – Politics are a blood sport and right now it’s fascinating watching things play out at the Federal level here in Canada.
Our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, I’m sure is enjoying the ride. The odd alliance with the NDP has paid off in full. Jack Layton was key in bringing down Paul Martin which led to Mr. Harper becoming PM, and Thomas Mulcair’s efforts in Quebec have brought the Liberals down quite a few notches.
Mr. Mulcair becoming official Leader of the opposition may be the kill blow in Liberal leader Bob Rae’s leadership aspirations.
The back room folks can’t be happy with the lay of the land right now in Grit Land. With no apparent leader other than Mr. Rae at the moment there is nothing pointing to a return to stronger numbers next election time even with the scandals that have beset the Harperites.
Likewise the possibility of a unite the centre is losing steam. The NDP hold a strong amount of seats and with Mr. Mulcair at the helm there’s nothing really showing a switch in Quebec from the Orange Crush. With language becoming more of a topic across Canada it’s something that also leaves the Liberals in the dust. Their embrace of the legalization of Marijuana is also ringing hollow as no high profile MP’s appeared at 420 rallies across Canada and especially in Ottawa.
All this spells another Majority government for Mr. Harper and retention and possible growth for the Mulcair NDP. Add in some Gerrymandering of riding splits as the government adds 30 new ridings and that’s a win win situation for those that bleed blue in Canada.
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