Unfortunately, the left is the cause of its own failure. And if the left doesn't smarten up, Harper is going to get 3 back to back Majorities, and destroy the country.
The left vote is split on the left, that's it. The center-left needs to reach out to average Canadians, and learn how to communicate. Yes, they have to tell them they are going to cut their taxes, and do it. Average people are generally self-centered, and resent the tax they pay. They are not thinking about the major issues, like those who think about this for a living.
If the center-left doesn't grow up, and merge, and get all of the progressive on one side, then Harper is going to run Canada until 2025. He is going to close everything down, and the average person will have no access to the facts.
If the LEADERS on the center-left don't get over their own self-centered thinking, and organize the center-left into a block, that they can control and not have it hijacked, then we are screwed. Its that simple.
And for gods sakes, those on the left need to hire some experts who understand mass communications. Look at Harper, and Ford. They do slogans, as slogans work for the average undecided voter. The center-left also needs to reach Joe 6-pack and throw him a bone. They need to hire some political pros, to show how to reach different people.
If the center-left does not unite, then we have nowhere to go, and Canada is going to be dismantled. Are Bob Rae and others going to allow the left to unify? No, as they care about their own careers first. Its a terrible situation.
Will the NDP and Libs work together? No, they try to destroy eachother, and hand Harper the country.
Vote splitting is slitting your own throat. And those who want the NDP to go more left, are beyond crazy, as it needs to go more center. People have to be realistic, or if not, then Harper will rule for 3 Majorities. The neo-con proto-fascists have figured out how to fix elections, using every technique in the book. Why is the center-left so primitive?
If the center-left does not unite, then Harper is going to rule and pillage Canada for 15 years. Then it will be too late. Will the center-left unite? I hope so. But I don't think they will, as they are more concerned with ideology than being realistic.