When the Canadian parliament reconvenes this month, the Liberals will likely need the New Democratic Party to retain power. The center-left NDP’s support should not come from petty electoral calculation, but from an understanding that bold action is needed by both the country and the party.
Gerard Di Trolio is an editor at rankandfile.ca, and is based in Toronto.
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