Three women I know had dinner in Toronto a couple of nights ago and they talked about the election campaign. In their early fifties, they're all on the left, with a range of attitudes that we can call socialist, social democrat, pro union, anti capitalist.
One of them told me about the conversation.
They're alienated from the Liberals because they see them as too pro business and lacking in principle.
They're suspicious of the NDP. They think the way Jack Layton helped bring down the Martin government to trigger the 2006 election opened the door to Harper. Instead of childcare and Kelowna, we got Harper, they insist, and Layton did nothing to warn Canadians about the Conservatives.