Assuming the numbers hold and the NDP can supply support to a marginal Liberal minority government, I ponder how desperate Martin will be to buy off more votes to gain 25+ more seats for the Liberals. Not very.
With the only realistic threat to an eventual Liberal government being the Conservatives [about 60 seats away from a majority], Martin does not need to rush into a new election.
From a progressive’s point of view, his ability to wait is a wonderful thing. The minority government itself better reflects the reality that the first-past-the-post electoral system is maimed and needing retirement. Jack Layton’s well-founded desire for a national referendum on proportional representation will add to the obviousness for Canadians that we need an electoral alternative.
Paul Martin’s email address is [still] email@example.com
Fair Vote Canada’s website is still http://FairVoteCanada.org
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