The NDP IS the party of the left. The Liberals and the Conservative parties are both right wing. They both pander to the interests of Bay Street and other large corporate interests.
I don't think you read my posts because that is exactly what I am saying. In multiple threads over months i have said I don't see the Liberals as progressive, that they used cannabis legalization to appear progressive but that they are neoliberal therefore right wing. I have been arguing that gay marriage and pro-choice are no longer left-wing positions they are mainstream as is the seriousness of climate change. These are no longer debatable positions therefore they don't put the Liberals on the left.
The mainstream media and people on this board argue that the left is split between the Liberals and the NDP while the Conservatives are united. People on this board, not me, argue that the Liberals have to drop to third place for the NDP to win because the Conservatives will always be first or second.
I'm arguing the Liberals are the mainstream right wing party. The Conservatives are really the Reform party. The Reformers and PCs did not reunite. The Reformers took over and called themselves the Conservatives.
This entire thread which I started is arguing that the Conservatives will shrink and become so oil centric that they will virtually be the Alberta party. That will leave the Liberals as the mainstream right wing party that they already are. As they absorb moderate Conservatives they will become even more right wing.
This is going to happen because of climate change and the fact that the oil belongs to provinces not to the country like in Norway for example. For that reason oil provinces and non-oil provinces will be in ever increasing conflict, no province more so than Alberta and Saskatchewan due to the pipeline issue. The R-Conservatives will represent oil.
Once people realize the Conservatives are no longer a national threat they won't need to vote Liberal to "stop the Conservatives". Then the fight will become between the Liberals and the NDP. It is quite possible, likely even, that the Liberals will strengthen as they absorb the Progressive Conservatives of yesteryear.
I hope that the NDP continues their focus on climate change and income inequality. I hope they will be able to pin both on the Liberals as well as the Conservatives.