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Should GreeNDP formally unite?
Quote: If the GreeNDP alliance can work together in a minority government, are the differences between those two allies really so significant that they could never contemplate coming together, under a new political banner?
Well, THAT is a bit of a leap.
I guess by that logic, the Ontario Liberals and NDP should have merged in 1985, since they were working together in a formal pact?
I take the point that the federal NDP might not be as gung-ho against pipelines as the BC party, but such discrepancies are pretty much par for the course when you're comparing provincial and federal parties, since to some extent they are both representing different interests(Bill Davis and Joe Clark disagreed on energy, for example). But does that really mean that the BC NDP has more in common overall with the Greens than with the federal NDP? (Sincere question.)
This keeps coming up, typically presented as a fresh, sensible idea whose time has come.
But it seems to me more like saying to two of your friends "You two have several things in common -- you should get married!"
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What I have to laugh at is the idea that the Greens and NDP have enough in common to merge.
But as we've seen, they evidently have so LITTLE in common that BC needs a brand new director of a brand new secretariat to oversee their ability to even get along.
So which is it? So much in common that they should merge, or so little in common that they need a six-figures "matchmaker" to keep them from unraveling? It can't be both at once.
If next year's electoral reform referendum passes there will be no case for a merger between the BC NDP and BC Greens.
Could they still be "friends with benefits"?
With PR they could be "friends with benefits" through at least a few terms in office.