Senior insiders with the federal Liberals and New Democrats have been holding secret talks about the possibility of merging their parties to form a new entity to take on the Harper Conservatives, CBC News has learned. Many Liberal insiders confirmed that discussions between the two parties are not just focused on forming a coalition after an election or co-operation before one, but the creation of a new party.
The new party would possibly be named the Liberal Democrats. "Serious people are involved in discussions at a serious level," Warren Kinsella, a former adviser to former prime minister Jean Chrétien, told CBC News.
I get so depressed sometimes, and then I read something like this and I am very happy. The new Conservative Party of Canada was the result of several coalitions: Reform-Alliance-Conservatives. It was the only thing that allowed them to gain power.
Now we have to stop fooling around and look at an effective way of reclaiming a progressive government in this country. Let's hope it's more than just talk.