Canadians can take our antagonisms out of social media this year and work towards an election for real. Mr. Poilievre certainly wants one. The conservatives just spent so much trying to humanize him. They don’t want the effort go to waste.
But don’t forget to check with Jagmeet Singh of the new democrats. He holds the key to the election whenever it is called. If he just admitted that his party needs the liberals and the liberals need the new democrats to commit to a liberal democratic party. It would be a seminal election for Canada.
Ideally, we need to have a leadership decision made by the members of the new party. We have the time. There are potential candidates. We can unite the left, the progressives, those who care.
There is also time to create a policy path for the liberal democrats. Not quite as rushed as the former NDP members would wish and maybe not as cautiously as some of the former liberals might wish.
But liberals and new democrats have proved they can cooperate. They have the well-being of Canadians in mind. And there is much more to be done. The basics of a strong childcare program are in place. Pharmacare and Dentalcare are next in the works across Canada. We are building homes for Canadians and newcomers. Together liberals and new democrats can do the job.
And, even more important, it is liberal and new democrat progressives that will fight climate change together. Canadians no longer want the selfishness of conservatives who put profit ahead of easing climate change. Progressives want their children’s children to have a liveable planet.
Under liberal democrats, Canada can take its rightful place in fighting the wildfires, floods and disasters around the world that are caused by those who want to pollute for profit instead of preserving this world. Leadership in addressing climate change is a job for progressives. Not for those who put profit before progress or position ahead of caring.
It takes every reader of this blog to take this idea forward. We will be discouraged by some and encouraged by others. You know it needs to happen.
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