I don't mean to be putting the cart before the horse here, but it does seem likely the 'coalition' will actually form the government.
I'm surprised they decided on a 24 member cabinet since the present senior cabinet has about 28 members, which is also divisible by 4 (which portfolios will they eliminate?).
I'd think the NDP will lean towards westerners since the Liberals have so few of them in the Parliament.
I'd go with:
1.Jack Layton (duh :D)
3. Dawn Black
5.Judy Wasylcia Leis or Charlie Angus
I'd put Linda Duncan at Environment, Dawn Black at Defence and Joe Comartin at Attorney General. Have to think about the rest.